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ARNOLD & SON MAKES A BRILLIANT COMEBACK WITH THE DISTINGUISHED TIME PYRAMID AND A REINTERPRETATION OF ITS EMBLEMATIC SYMMETRICAL SKELETON NEBULA.

ARNOLD & SON MAKES A BRILLIANT COMEBACK WITH THE DISTINGUISHED TIME PYRAMID AND A REINTERPRETATION OF ITS EMBLEMATIC SYMMETRICAL SKELETON NEBULA.

Time Pyramid makes a brilliant comeback with a skeletonized flying tourbillon movement

Deftly blending its British heritage with its Swiss watchmaking savoir-faire, Arnold & Son offers a new calibre to its Time Pyramid collection. With a skeletonized pyramid-shaped tourbillon seemingly floating between two sapphire crystals, the Time Pyramid Tourbillon is a true rendition of technical prowess and sleek elegance.

The Time Pyramid Tourbillon presents a skeletonised calibre A&S8615 paying tribute to the John Arnold’s regulators with their distinctive hours, minutes and seconds on different axes. The tourbillon and the two power reserve indicators are superposed by a sapphire crystal dial indicating the hours itself, crowned with a rhodium plated ring for the minutes. This exclusive construction offers a lively-look and three-dimensional face to the timepiece and, to further enhance the balance and symmetry, the crown is positioned at six o’clock.

The gear train runs vertically in a linear arrangement connecting the two barrels at six o’clock to the tourbillon escapement at twelve o’clock, giving the movement its pyramidal architecture. The bridges are designed so that all the wheels, the two mainspring barrels, the escapement and balance wheel are all visible from the dial side.

Besides the off-centred hours and minutes, the movement is equipped with two power reserve indicators on each side of the linear gear train, indicating the energy level of the two mainspring barrels. The blued steel hands indicating these power reserves artfully demonstrate how the right barrel takes over when the left barrel reaches a limited power and thus, to maintain an optimum and accurate functioning. The two serially set up barrels supply the in-house manufactured calibre with a total of 90-hour power reserve and provide a more regular force to the wheel train.

To meet with Arnold & Son finishing standards, the movement of the Time Pyramid Tourbillon is decorated with chamfered bridges, polished edges and Côtes de Genève while the main plate is satin-finished, the A&S three-spoke wheels chamfered, the edges polished, and the screws blued. The top bridge and cage plate of the tourbillon are circular satin-finished, chamfered and mirror-polished by hand. The Time Pyramid Tourbillon is housed in a 44.6 mm diameter 18-karat red gold or stainless steel case and adorned with a hand-stitched alligator strap.

Arnold & Son reinterprets its emblematic, symmetrical skeleton Nebula in new proportions.

The three-dimensional, openwork movement and dial of the Nebula offer views into the very heart of the in-house manufacture calibre. Its gold case has been reinvented in a 38 mm diameter, magnifying the hypnotic micro-mechanical spectacle of the hand-wound movement. The balanced construction of A&S 5101 calibre – horizontally and vertically symmetrical, both front and back – explains the watch lovers’ strong attraction to the refined Nebula 38mm.

Besides the careful attention to equilibrium, the powerful allure of the Nebula also derives from the calculated proportions and ratios of diameter versus height, size and placement of every gear and wheel. Rather than being an assembly of disparate components – case, dial, and movement – Nebula was designed from the ground up to be completely holistic, with all components blending harmoniously into one. The “dial” actually acts as a bridge in supporting some of the intricate gearing.

The movement’s bridges − no less than ten in this complex calibre, compared to four in a standard watch − form the dial. The revised sloping chapter ring and faceted golden indexes complete the impactful visual effect of the Nebula 38mm.

Highly legible hours and minutes rotate above the movement that was conceived and developed from the outset to be open and visible rather than have superfluous material skeletonized as an afterthought.

Dial side, symmetry at top to bottom is provided by the two mainspring barrels, which provide a very healthy 90 hours of power above, and small seconds plus the oscillating balance wheel below. Seven of the skeletonized and chamfered triangular bridges with polished edges fixed around the perimeter of the movement and radiating inward, offer a contemporary take on traditional architecture.

Not only is all of the movement visible and highly decorated, all of the most technically interesting and animated mechanisms, including the barrels, gear train, balance and escapement, and winding mechanism, can be appreciated from the dial side without having to turn the timepiece over.

But that’s not to say the underside of the movement is something to be overlooked. The view through the display back reveals even more of the superlatively finishing of the movement, with its skeletonized and chamfered main plate with polished edges, solid 18-karat gold settings and gears featuring polished chamfers. The Nebula 38mm is available in a red gold case, in a limited edition of 50.

Time Pyramid makes a brilliant comeback with a skeletonized flying tourbillon movement

Deftly blending its British heritage with its Swiss watchmaking savoir-faire, Arnold & Son offers a new calibre to its Time Pyramid collection. With a skeletonized pyramid-shaped tourbillon seemingly floating between two sapphire crystals, the Time Pyramid Tourbillon is a true rendition of technical prowess and sleek elegance.

The Time Pyramid Tourbillon presents a skeletonised calibre A&S8615 paying tribute to the John Arnold’s regulators with their distinctive hours, minutes and seconds on different axes. The tourbillon and the two power reserve indicators are superposed by a sapphire crystal dial indicating the hours itself, crowned with a rhodium plated ring for the minutes. This exclusive construction offers a lively-look and three-dimensional face to the timepiece and, to further enhance the balance and symmetry, the crown is positioned at six o’clock.

The gear train runs vertically in a linear arrangement connecting the two barrels at six o’clock to the tourbillon escapement at twelve o’clock, giving the movement its pyramidal architecture. The bridges are designed so that all the wheels, the two mainspring barrels, the escapement and balance wheel are all visible from the dial side.

Besides the off-centred hours and minutes, the movement is equipped with two power reserve indicators on each side of the linear gear train, indicating the energy level of the two mainspring barrels. The blued steel hands indicating these power reserves artfully demonstrate how the right barrel takes over when the left barrel reaches a limited power and thus, to maintain an optimum and accurate functioning. The two serially set up barrels supply the in-house manufactured calibre with a total of 90-hour power reserve and provide a more regular force to the wheel train.

To meet with Arnold & Son finishing standards, the movement of the Time Pyramid Tourbillon is decorated with chamfered bridges, polished edges and Côtes de Genève while the main plate is satin-finished, the A&S three-spoke wheels chamfered, the edges polished, and the screws blued. The top bridge and cage plate of the tourbillon are circular satin-finished, chamfered and mirror-polished by hand. The Time Pyramid Tourbillon is housed in a 44.6 mm diameter 18-karat red gold or stainless steel case and adorned with a hand-stitched alligator strap.

Arnold & Son reinterprets its emblematic, symmetrical skeleton Nebula in new proportions.

The three-dimensional, openwork movement and dial of the Nebula offer views into the very heart of the in-house manufacture calibre. Its gold case has been reinvented in a 38 mm diameter, magnifying the hypnotic micro-mechanical spectacle of the hand-wound movement. The balanced construction of A&S 5101 calibre – horizontally and vertically symmetrical, both front and back – explains the watch lovers’ strong attraction to the refined Nebula 38mm.

Besides the careful attention to equilibrium, the powerful allure of the Nebula also derives from the calculated proportions and ratios of diameter versus height, size and placement of every gear and wheel. Rather than being an assembly of disparate components – case, dial, and movement – Nebula was designed from the ground up to be completely holistic, with all components blending harmoniously into one. The “dial” actually acts as a bridge in supporting some of the intricate gearing.

The movement’s bridges − no less than ten in this complex calibre, compared to four in a standard watch − form the dial. The revised sloping chapter ring and faceted golden indexes complete the impactful visual effect of the Nebula 38mm.

Highly legible hours and minutes rotate above the movement that was conceived and developed from the outset to be open and visible rather than have superfluous material skeletonized as an afterthought.

Dial side, symmetry at top to bottom is provided by the two mainspring barrels, which provide a very healthy 90 hours of power above, and small seconds plus the oscillating balance wheel below. Seven of the skeletonized and chamfered triangular bridges with polished edges fixed around the perimeter of the movement and radiating inward, offer a contemporary take on traditional architecture.

Not only is all of the movement visible and highly decorated, all of the most technically interesting and animated mechanisms, including the barrels, gear train, balance and escapement, and winding mechanism, can be appreciated from the dial side without having to turn the timepiece over.

But that’s not to say the underside of the movement is something to be overlooked. The view through the display back reveals even more of the superlatively finishing of the movement, with its skeletonized and chamfered main plate with polished edges, solid 18-karat gold settings and gears featuring polished chamfers. The Nebula 38mm is available in a red gold case, in a limited edition of 50.