Arnold & Son presents a new version of its Globetrotter watch in 950 platinum. Limited to 28 pieces, this new variant features a central globe depicting the northern hemisphere, spanned by an immense bridge in 18-carat gold.
The detail of its open-worked design is taken to the extreme. Its various elements are chamfered, polished or satin-finished. This taut-lined arc holds a functional jewel at its centre to mark the axis of universal time.
Arnold & Son Globetrotter Platinum
For the first time ever, the Globetrotter’s 45 mm diameter case is embellished with 950 platinum. The appliques indexes on two planes are faceted and crafted from 18-carat gold with a touch of Super-LumiNova. The lower part of the dial encompassing the world map is in mother-of-pearl tinted in graduated shades of blue.
The universal hours ring is in transparent sapphire crystal. Local times are indicated by red arrows pointing to the markers, while world times can be read off by visualising imaginary longitudes from the jewel in the central bridge to the 24-hour ring.
The Globetrotter Platinum’s architecturally structured transverse bridge is cut from 18-carat gold. Made from a single piece of metal with an elegant open-worked design, its flat parts are polished, its sides satin-finished and its long edges chamfered.
On the globe, America, Eurasia and Africa above the equator are represented with a wealth of detail. This polished and rhodium-plated land mass has been sculpted from a single piece. The relief of the mountain ranges is highlighted by a matt finish.
The oceans, hand-painted with several layers of lacquer, are given intense depth and radiance by blue pigments enriched with powdered mother-of-pearl. The coastlines, in a lighter shade of blue and enriched with Super-LumiNova.
The Globetrotter Platinum is equipped with the in-house automatic A&S6022 movement, entirely developed, manufactured, decorated, assembled, adjusted and cased-up at the brand’s Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Its 22-carat gold oscillating weight features a skeletonised ‘Clous de Paris’ guilloché motif. The A&S6022 movement is also decorated with traditional fine watchmaking motifs: a circular-grained main plate, Côtes de Genève stripes radiating from the centre, satin-finished wheels, polished and chamfered screws.
The movement also features a specific NAC finish – a type of plating that uses precious metals similar to platinum. The resultant high-quality anthracite finish perfectly in line with the case of Arnold & Son Globetrotter Platinum.
Model: Arnold & Son Globetrotter Platinum
Calibre A&S6022, self-winding mechanical
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Thickness: 6.55 mm
Power reserve: 45 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Main plate: circular-grained and NAC-treated
Bridges: Côtes de Genève stripes radiating from the centre, chamfered and polished, NAC-treated
Wheels: circular satin-finished and rhodium-plated
Screws: bevelled and mirror-polished
Oscillating weight: 22-carat rhodium-plated gold, ‘Clous de Paris’ guilloché motif
Hours, minutes, world time (24-hour ring)
Mother-of-pearl in graduated shades of blue
Three-dimensional appliqués in 18-carat rhodium-plated gold with a touch of Super-LumiNova
24-hour ring: sapphire crystal with hour decals
Continents: rhodium-plated and polished with matt mountain range detailing
Oceans: hand-painted, blue lacquer and powdered mother-of-pearl
Shorelines: hand-painted, blue lacquer and powdered mother-of-pearl mixed with Super-LumiNova
Bridge: 18-carat rhodium-plated gold, polished and satin-finished on the sides
Pt 950 platinum case
Diameter: 45.00 mm
Convex sapphire crystal dome with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Sapphire crystal case-back with an anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 metres / 100 feet
Blue alligator skin, raspberry-pink alligator-skin lining, hand-stitched
Pt 950 platinum and titanium folding clasp
Limited edition of 28 pieces
Swiss retail price
CHF 64,900 incl. tax (subject to change)