The Royal Collection from Arnold & Son consciously references the magnificent timepieces made by John Arnold in his fledgling years as a watchmaker for King George III and members of the monarch’s court. The timepieces were distinguished by their elaborate decoration, intricate workmanship and ingenious mechanical sophistication. To complement the collection, Arnold & Son is proud to unveil two beautiful new models that sit firmly within the inimitable English watchmaking tradition.
Both of the new timepieces feature gorgeous, silvery-white guilloché dials in two distinct patterns. These combine with the indices, starkly three-dimensional hands, and recessed subdial to create a spectacular illusion of depth that is in sharp contrast to the ultra-slim case.
Housed inside the case is an in-house A&S1001 nickel silver movement, just 2.7 mm in height and decorated with Côtes de Genève rayonnantes – a particularly apt choice of ornamentation because the iridescent reflections mirror those of the dial.
The rhodium treated calibre is meticulously fashioned, featuring Haute Horlogerie finishing and manually chamfered bridges with polished edges as well as blued screws and fine circular graining. Secured by a brown or black alligator strap, the two new HMS1 references are available in 18-carat rose gold and 18-carat white gold, and are also available with a diamond-set bezel.
All timepieces in the HMS1 line feature a classically styled 40 mm case in white gold, rose gold or stainless steel, with a see-through back cover and water-resistance to 30 metres. The hand-wound movements have double barrels that generate a power reserve of over 90 hours with more constant force and hence greater accuracy throughout the watch’s run time. The line is available in a range of dial colours and with various finishes, depending on the model.
Exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical movement, hand-wound, 21 jewels,diameter 30 mm, thickness 2.7 mm, power reserve 90 h, double barrel, 21,600 vibrations/h
Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining andCôtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Case, dial and strap
Case: 18-carat rose gold or 18-carat white gold, diameter 40 mm, cambered sapphire with anti reflective coating on both sides, see-through sapphire case back, water-resistant to 30 m
Dial: silvery-white guilloché
Strap: hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather
1LCAP.S10A.C110A, 18-carat rose gold
1LCAW.S09A.C111W, 18-carat white gold