Have you ever heard about Arnold & Son?
This is my first article that I publish about their models.
Recently they presented to us all their very complicated DBS & DBG model.
This article is the 5th or 6th time I’ve written about the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid, so for everyday readers, my apologies for repeating myself. With these sexy images of this Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Steel Translucent I couldn’t help but dive to the watch again. In addition to the advantage of the specially colored sapphire crystal caseback with this version, I believe that the same approach can (and should) be used on additional skeletonized dial and motion watches. It really becomes a real issue to inhibit the attractiveness of a completely skeletonized design together with the fact that if folks wear these watches they do not really want to stare at their very own skin through the dial.Inside the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid is your brand’s in-house-made caliber A&S1615 manually wound mechanical motion that I continue to love. It is not just that the motion is designed to look cool – though it’s – but rather that the motion has some interesting mechanical characteristics to boot. For instance, the dual power reserve indicators are part of a system that uses two mainspring barrels for a quasi-constant force mechanism. The idea is that a primary mainspring barrel is used till it largely melts. At the point, the power coming from it’s too unreliable to power the equipment train for accurate timekeeping.
These new additions to Arnold & Son HMS1 collection have a elegant styling with, manually-wound and very thin in-house movements inside.
Almost all of the elegant timepieces like these tend to be much smaller in size.
Instead of the energy from the mainspring flowing directly into the escapement, it must first pass through Arnold & Son’s continuous force mechanism. The already controlled power supply charges a small hairspring, which releases a consistent quantity of power to the tourbillon once per second. With this mechanism, there’ll still come a stage once the power released by the twin barrels along with the constant force mechanism falls below a point that is sufficient to keep up a regular output. When this occurs, the watch stops instead of allowing an isochronal error to creep into the timekeeping.In accession to this intriguing solution, the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon features a deadbeat moments complication, which leads to the seconds hand to “tick” instead of sweep as you might expect in a mechanical timepiece. Outstanding consistency is attained as a result of the symmetry of the movement’s construction, as well as the fact that the constant force escapement remains stationary throughout operation, whereas the tourbillon cage rotates once a minute. This is in an effort to reduce the effect of gravity to the escapement’s functioning. Assuming, though, that this view is unlikely to be worn out in the presence of strong magnetic fields (it’s barely suitable for use on a construction site or while flying a helicopter, for instance), the complication perfectly suits the planned application.The Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon watch is a limited edition of that only 28 will be produced. It has a 46mm 18ct rose gold case fitted using an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a sapphire display back. The A&S5119 movement has 39 stones, a thickness of 6mm, a 90-hour power book, and operates at 21,600vph. The NAC grey mainplate and also the palladium-coated bridges are produced from nickel-silver and hand-finished with polished edges and brushed surfaces, gold screw-down chatons, and bevelled and polished screw heads. The motion is almost perfectly symmetrical, and all the technical components are visible on the dial-side. The three-dimensional movement structure is intended to echo the English heritage of marine chronometer structure. The watch is water resistant to 30 metres and comes on a hand-stitched brown leather alligator strap.
Arnold & Son fill the “gap” in their lineup with the 40mm HMS1.
The steel piece comes with two colors option for the dial, white or anthracite dial and there are also options for anthracite, cream, and black dials in the 18k rose gold piece and a silver dial in the 18k white gold piece.
Each HMS1 houses in-house A&S1001 movement, which are only 2.7mm thick.
Something really amzing is that, the A&S1001 has a power reserve of 80 hours, thanks to their double-barrel system.
The HMS1 collection houses the A&S1001, the movement comes in different finishes to compliment the different metals and colors of the dial.
These various finishes can be seen trough the sapphire case backs, and they include Cotes de Geneve and these beloved blue screws.
The HMS1 collection is a limited edition, with stainless steel limited to 250 pieces ($9,885 white dial, $10,095 anthracite dial), rose gold with anthracite dial limited to 250 pieces ($15,165), and white gold with silver dial limited to 100 pieces ($16,640).
If you have money in your bank account, what are you waiting for?