Introducing: The Arnold & Son Tourbillon Chronometer No. 36
In the Tourbillon Chronometer No. 36, the development essentially is the watch. The two fountainhead barrels, just as the whole going train, and the tourbillon, are for the most part noticeable from the dial side; paradoxically, the rear of the watch presents a beautiful stark appearance.
The Arnold and Son Tourbillon Chronometer is a generally uncommon illustration of a chronometer confirmed tourbillon wristwatch.
The development does without a doubt have an extremely marine-chronometer feel – there are seven separate cocks (a rooster, in watchmaking, is a projection holding a turn or rotates which is gotten uniquely at a certain point, while a scaffold is gotten at two separate focuses). Four individual roosters hold the train wheels, an extra steel cockerel holds the tourbillon (the pen is driven from gear teeth on its outskirts) and the two fountainhead barrels are under two scaffolds at the highest point of the dial, or what might be a dial if there was one. The difference of cleaned steel with gold is consistently an attractive one – in conventional English development completing it would have been yellow gold, and here Arnold & Son has decided on rose gold, however it’s as yet an exceptionally lovely development and the impact is a lot of the same.
There’s no dial all things considered; all things being equal, the development is on full display.
The back, or top plate, side of the development is moderately austere.
Now, it must be said that the one potential gotcha here is that this piece bears an incredibly close likeness to a Breguet La Tradition. Breguet, normally, has no specific case on this overall kind of development design – watchmakers have been putting things under roosters for practically as long as there have been watchmakers making watches. Nevertheless, nonetheless, the reality stays that a tourbillon arranged like this will powerfully help individuals to remember the competition, which might be a major issue for possible customers. Personally I think the Arnold & Son has enough of its own character to remain all alone and to face a comparison with a La Tradition. In addition, Breguet and John Arnold were dear companions, and one of the two soonest tourbillons was really devoted to Arnold by Breguet, so perhaps a little hybrid here is in the soul of verifiable precision (intentionally or not).
Caliber A&S8600 offers incredible completion and visual depth.
Though there’s an unmistakable similarity to the Breguet La Tradition, this is still a lot of an Arnold and Son watch regarding plan and in general visual impact.
This is a restricted version of 28 pieces; there will be 28 in red gold and 28 in steel. No word yet on valuing or anticipated date of accessibility, however we’ll refresh you when we have that info.
The Arnold & Son No. 36 Tourbillon Chronometer: case, 46mm, rose gold or hardened steel; water opposition 30 meters. Development, A&S8600 caliber, hand wound, 33 gems; 37.8mm x 5.9mm; 28,800 vph; COSC guaranteed chronometer; 90 hour power save. See more from Arnold & Son on the web, here.