Arnold & Son is expanding its moon-phase collection with the new Perpetual Moon 38 model in red gold (5N) featuring a shimmering blue mother-of-pearl dial.
The Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon 38 Gold Moonlight watch is adorned with 138 diamonds for a total of ~2.61 carats. This timepiece is powered by a finely crafted manual-winding calibre.
Under the delicately blue-tinged mother-of-pearl dial with an open-worked upper section, a large sky disc, also in mother-of-pearl, bears a white moon adorned with Super-LumiNova and hand-painted shadows. Nearby, the Ursa Major and Cassiopeia constellations complete the scene.
Perpetual Moon 38 Gold thus presents two faces. The first is the gem-set gold case and its mother-of-pearl dial evoking daytime. The other glows with a cold blue light to represent the night, when the stars painted with luminescent material shine and when the moonlight truly comes into its own.
For the Perpetual Moon 38 Gold watch, Arnold & Son has created an entirely new women’s calibre, the smallest in its collection.
At 29.4 mm, the A&S1612 movement was designed to fit the new 38 mm diameter case that is just 10.44 mm thick. This manually wound movement has a power reserve of 90 hours.
Arnold & Son draws on its iconic complication by presenting a large moon disc on this A&S1612 calibre. The various crescents displayed between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock faithfully recreate the appearance of the Earth’s satellite. This moon-phase complication will remain accurate for 122 years.
Model: Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon 38 Gold
Calibre A&S 1612, mechanical with manual winding
Diameter: 29.40 mm
Thickness: 4.95 mm
Power reserve: 90 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21,600 vph
Hours, minutes, astronomical moon phases
Main plate: rhodium-plated, Côtes de Genève stripes radiating from the centre
Bridges: polished and chamfered
Wheels: circular satin-finished
Screws: blued and chamfered, polished heads
Blue-tinted mother-of-pearl, hour-markers set with 36 diamonds
Sky: mother-of-pearl tinted with gradated shades of blue
Moon: mother-of-pearl with Super-LumiNova and hand-painted details
Constellations: hand-painted, with added Super-LumiNova
18-carat red gold (5N) case, set with 80 brilliant-cut diamonds
Diameter: 38 mm
Thickness: 10.44 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire, with an anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back: Sapphire crystal, with an anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 30 metres / 100 feet
Satin-feel blue alligator leather strap
Pin buckle in 18-carat red gold (5N), set with 22 brilliant-cut diamonds
Total weight: ~2.61 carats
Swiss retail price
CHF 48,500 including taxes (may be subject to modifications)