Arnold & Son 1LCAP.S06A.C111A description
Set of three timepieces;
1LCAP.S06A.C111A: "Cannons Ablaze, Lord Nelson's Flagship Takes On The French Fleet" (pictured)
1LCAP.S05A.C111A: "HMS Victory At Sea, Lit By Rays Of Sunshine Piercing The Clouds"
1LCAP.S07A.C111A "Where The Battle Was Won: One Of The Cannons Deck On HMS Victory"
Arnold & Son's own master engraver created the exquisite HMS Victory Set dials, which are then duplicated in silver for the series. Hand-engraving is a traditional art form that involves the use of hardened steel tools called burins in combination with other special tools. These create cuts, lines and texturing that build up entire images or, as in the case of this exclusive set of timepieces, perfectly sculpted scenes of the HMS Victory with a breathtaking richness of detail. The scenes in the HMS Victory Set give us three different views of the vessel: the first, resplendent in shafts of sunlight breaking through the clouds; the second, with guns ablaze as she rakes the French fleet; and the third, an interior of the ship, on one of the gun decks. The three-dimensional nature of these hand-engraved dials is accentuated by the engraver who then individually hand-tarnishes each final duplicated silver dial to provide all a spectacular illustration of this extraordinary ship with illusion of depth that contrasts starkly with the ultra-slim case.