Prestigious Swiss watch manufacturer Arnold & Son and US luxury yachting specialists Northrop & Johnson have announced their global partnership. The venture unites two leaders in their respective industries with a common mission to offer a high-end clientele nothing but the very best.
Both companies are committed to products that combine elegance and sophistication with a respect for traditional values. Equally importantly, they share an obvious bond with the oceans, as reflected in Arnold & Son’s Instrument Collection and Northrop & Johnson’s core business.
Since its foundation in 1949, Northrop & Johnson has brought a new dimension in service and sophistication to the yachting lifestyle, targeting high-end clients and commerce within the industry. From yacht sales and purchase to charter and management of luxury vessels for discerning individuals, the company believes in a total-service approach that is reflected in its sales figures, growing charter fleet and global expansion.
The venture gives Arnold & Son an opportunity to draw on its deep-rooted maritime past. John Arnold and his son Roger were so successful in helping to solve the problem of determining longitude at sea that the company became principal suppliers of marine chronometers to the British Royal Navy and East India Company. Their instruments were central to putting the British Empire on course for expansion overseas.
Now, thanks to its partnership, with Northrop & Johnson, Arnold & Son will have a golden opportunity to participate in major yacht and super-yacht shows. These include Miami (February and December), Palm Beach (March), Cannes and Monaco (September) and Fort Lauderdale (November), as well as the Art Basel Miami fair.
Today Arnold & Son belongs to a select group of watchmaking companies in Switzerland entitled to call themselves a manufacture, a French term reserved exclusively for watch manufacturers who develop and produce their own movements in-house.
The brand’s prowess in the development and production of proprietary movements is reflected in an impressive collection of Arnold & Son calibres incorporating sophisticated complications.
As one of the most dynamic manufacturers in the watch industry, Arnold & Son has launched over 15 new movements in less than five years and received multiple awards for its state-of the-art, hand-finished timepieces. It now has a distribution network that embraces some of the most exclusive points of sales in the world.