The new Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time Watch joins the brand’s much-coveted Instrument Collection, whose signature is in-house manufactured movements inspired by the timepieces produced during the second part of John Arnold’s life when he and his son, John Roger, dedicated themselves to the quest for absolute precision.
The watch, powered by the mechanical hand-wound calibre A&S8513, brings the centuries-old tradition of double movements back to life in 21st century style. It features two separate time zone displays – each of which can be set independently from the other thanks to dedicated setting mechanisms. Each has its own gear train and its own tourbillon escapement.
In typical Arnold & Son style, the watch features superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing. The dial side of the timepiece offers symmetry and depth. It features two silvery opaline dials – one each at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock – for the dual time displays.
The two tourbillon escapements are harmoniously balanced at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock and seem to float over the dial thanks to their alluring raised 18-carat white gold bridges. The backdrop for these double dials and double tourbillon escapements is a magnificently decorated vertical Côtes de Genève stripes plate treated in NAC grey.
The 43.5 mm Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time Watch is created in 18-carat white gold. The silvery opaline dials (with Roman numerals in one and Arabic numerals in the other) are accented with blued hour and minute hands. The back of the watch features a transparent sapphire crystal for viewing the splendidly decorated nickel-silver movement with NAC grey treatment.