One To Want: Arnold & Son’s Affordable and Alluring Nebula Watch

 |  April 8th, 2016

When I originally submitted this article, my opening words were: “Damn Arnold.” While we didn’t go with that lead, the point was, this over-the-top brand has done it again – wowed us with its superb design and craftsmanship, as the brand unveils the new Nebula. A timepiece that was inspired by its namesake, and that celebrates the symmetry of the world, the Nebula is a watch that you just can’t put down. Its seven chamfered, triangular bridges are meant to resemble an inverted exploding star, and are designed to draw eyes to the center of the magnificent movement. In fact, with this watch, the brand has taken great steps to make sure it is out of this world when it…

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Meet the New Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon in Blue

 |  December 14th, 2015

By Samantha Walsh In a testament to their tradition of watches with astronomical indications, Arnold & Son added another moon phase to the Royal Collection with a new version of the HM Perpetual Moon. In a steel case with a blue guilloche dial, the new HM Perpetual Moon features one of the largest moon phase apertures on the market. The 29mm moon phase disc, which spreads from 10 to 2 o’clock, features a 11.2mm three-dimensional sculptured moon that was first hand-engraved and then duplicated for the series. The watch also has a unique easy-to-set feature thanks to the ingenious addition of a second moon indication at the back of the movement. The second moon display, visible via transparent case back,…

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Hands On with the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon

 |  July 6th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Horology, at its core, is all about the pursuit of accuracy through mechanical timepieces. In that pursuit, the development of systems that eliminate any stimuli that detract from precision is paramount. In one of its newest feats, Arnold & Son has combined two complications that play as a horological version of Batman & Robin against the more nefarious elements of the accuracy underworld. We are referring, of course, to the effects of gravity and subsequent loss of accuracy when a watch is unable to maintain a consistent energy output. As part of the Royal Collection Line, Arnold & Son’s Constant Force Tourbillon is a tour d’ force. As constant force watches have been garnering a lot of…

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Arnold & Son Unveils World’s First: Instrument Golden Wheel

 |  January 15th, 2015

There is just no getting around the fact that Arnold & Son superbly embraces traditional watchmaking and visionary thinking. We have written about this brand with a rich British history so many times here before — as they regulary release ground-breaking timepieces.  Well, 2015 is no exception. The new patented, world-fist watch combines the wandering hour (also known as jumping hour) complication with a true beats second complication (sometimes referred to as a deadbeat seconds). Called the Golden Wheel — so named for the solid gold time carrousel with the true beat seconds hand from the central axis squarely visible on the dial side the watch — the watch is a unique three-dimensional interpretation of the ancient wandering hours complication that has roots…

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A Look at What Makes the Arnold & Son TE8 Metiers d’Art II so Special

 |  December 3rd, 2014

  By Gordon Henderson Arnold & Son – a brand we love here at ATimelyPerspective and have written about time and again — represents the fusion of British history and Swiss watch manufacturing. The brand is a favorite of many in the horological circle because it offers classic styling with new and fresh technological interpretations. The brand regularly releases world firsts and patented concepts – always quietly and unassuming. The newest of its unique insight comes with the new references of its Limited Edition (just 8 pieces) TE8 Métiers d’Art II.  Inspired by the pocket watches created by John Arnold (the brand’s founder) for King George III and his royal court, the TE8 collection highlights the brand’s rich history. The…

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