Swiss luxury watch brand Arnold & Son presents Perpetual Moon 38 Mintnight, a new colourful interpretation of its iconic moonphase watch.
‘Mintnight’ showcases the night in shades of mint green, turquoise, teal and sky blue. A gentle graduation of coloured mother-of-pearl adorns this limited edition of 18 timepieces. The mother-of-pearl’s opalescent sheen is complemented by the shimmer of the ruthenium moon and dial foreground, together with the diamonds that sparkle on the bezel, horns and hour-markers of this poetic creation.
Measuring 38 mm in diameter and 10.44 mm thick, the case of the Perpetual Moon 38 Mintnight is fashioned from a block of white gold. Its bezel, four horns and crown host a total of 80 brilliant-cut diamonds. When added to the 22 diamonds adorning its buckle, they amount to a total weight of 2.57 carats.
Behind a wave of ruthenium crystals, a maze of blue, mint-green and turquoise hills emerge one after the other before receding towards the horizon. The sky above this scene, scattered with hand-painted stars, is filled with an immense moon. Its surface, also made from ruthenium crystals, illuminates the sky. Five marquise-cut diamonds indicating the hours provide the finishing touch on this work of art.
Visible through the sapphire case-back, the exclusive manually-wound A&S1612 calibre with a diameter of just 29.4 mm offers an autonomy of 90 hours.
The Perpetual Moon 38 Mintnight houses a large moon disc with its various crescents occupying the wide window situated between 10 and 2 o’clock. The extremely precise moon-phase mechanism of this watch needs a correction only after 122 years.
Model: Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon 38 Mintnight, Reference 1GLM.WZ03A.C247A
Hours, minutes, astronomical moon phases
Calibre A&S1612, mechanical with manual winding
Diameter: 29.4 mm
Thickness: 4.95 mm
Power reserve: 90 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz/21,600 vph
Mainplate: Rhodium-plated, Côtes de Genève stripes radiating from the centre
Bridges: Polished and chamfered
Wheels: Circular satin-finished
Screws: Blued and chamfered, polished heads
Ruthenium crystals and mother-of-pearl marquetry tinted in graduated shades of green and blue
Hour-markers set with 5 marquise-cut diamonds
Sky: Mother-of-pearl tinted with graduated shades of blue
Moons: Ruthenium crystals
Big Dipper and Cassiopeia constellations: hand-painted
18-carat white gold, 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 with an anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres/100 feet)
Teal-blue satin-feel alligator leather, raspberry-pink alligator-leather lining, hand-stitched
Pin buckle, 18-carat white gold, set with 22 brilliant-cut diamonds
Total weight: ~2.62 carats
Limited edition of 18 timepieces
Swiss retail price
CHF 64,600 including taxes (subject to change)