Arnold & Son 1ATAR.L01A.C120A

1ATAR.L01A.C120A : Arnold & Son DSTB

DSTB

Brand: Arnold & Son
Family: Instrument Collection
Reference: 1ATAR.L01A.C120A
Name: DSTB
Limited: Yes, 50 units

Case

Material: Red Gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 43.50 mm
W/R: 30.00 m

Dial

Color: White
Indexes: Roman Numerals

Movement

Exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical movement, self-winding, 32 jewels, diameter 38 mm, thickness 7.39 mm, power reserve 50 h, 28,800 vibrations/h. Movement decoration: rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges and polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, dial plate NAC grey treated with large circular finishing,circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished head. True beat seconds bridges: rose gold treated, satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Oscillating weight: rhodium treated, skeletonised with brushed surfaces.

Type:Automatic
Brand:Arnold & Son
Caliber:A&S6003
Display:Analog
Diameter:38.00 mm
Jewels:32
Reserve:50 h
Frequency:28800 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Jumping Seconds

Description

The DSTB is part of the Instrument Collection and, like every other model from Arnold & Son, features an in-house mechanical movement. The true beat seconds is a traditional complication of Arnold & Son, and this watch pays tribute to the watches produced by John Arnold during the second half of his career, when he and his son were the first to develop marine chronometers that could be produced in quantity at reasonable prices. Those technically superior, widely distributed chronometers reflected Arnold & Son's commitment to exceptional precision and solved the problem of determining longitude at sea.

The newly developed automatic movement showcases the true beat seconds' mechanism entirely on the dial side. Not just the hands, but also the lever, wheels and three rose-gold treated true beat seconds bridges are located in all their beauty on the dial side. Making the watch even more alluring is the fact that the true beat seconds lever is shaped like an anchor - paying homage to Arnold's maritime achievements.

The true beat seconds are superbly indicated via a large sapphire dial that occupies the top left portion of the dial at 11 o'clock. At the 4 o'clock position, a white lacquered domed subdial indicates the hours and the minutes via blued hands. These generously proportioned, overlapping indications translate into a stunning three-dimensional dial.