Saturday, April 30, 2016

Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art Dragon Unique Pieces - The HM Dragon Unique Piece and the UTTE Dragon Unique Piece

The Métiers d’Art Dragon Unique Pieces from Arnold & Son will appeal to watch connoisseurs who appreciate finest-quality watchmaking combined with beautiful arts and crafts. Each of the two unique pieces depicts a hand-painted dragon miniature, the rich, deep colours set off to perfection by the understatement of the dial in white mother-of-pearl. The exclusive nature of these two wonderful references is underscored by their limitation to just one example of each model.

In Chinese mythology the dragon is a divine creature signifying power and good fortune, and is the free spirit of the zodiac. The models comprising the Métiers d’Art Dragon Editions from Arnold & Son were created to celebrate this divine creature. Each dragon is depicted in a hand-painted miniature, executed with exquisite delicacy of touch and featuring fine details that evoke the depth and texture of the dragon.
The HM Dragon Unique Piece
The expertly applied layers of paint and nuances of colour create a breathtaking sense of three-dimensional depth. The sumptuousness of the dragon is a counterpoint to the simplicity of the white mother-of-pearl dial, which shimmers entrancingly with the play of light.

The UTTE Dragon Unique Piece
Métiers d’Art Dragon Unique Pieces Collection is available in two distinctive references, the HM Dragon Unique Piece and the UTTE Dragon Unique Piece. Each unique piece boasts a different Arnold & Son in-house movement: the HM Dragon, with the ultra-thin A&S1001 movement with over 90 hours of power reserve; and the UTTE, featuring the ultra-thin tourbillon calibre A&S 8200 with a one-minute flying tourbillon and over 90 hours of power reserve. The movements are housed in 18-karat rose gold and 18-karat red gold cases, respectively, with black alligator straps.

Each model of the Métiers d’Art Dragon is limited to just one example. If desired, the watch is available with or without a diamond-set bezel.

HM Dragon Unique Piece
Reference: 1LCAP.M01A.C110A/111A
Movement
Calibre: A&S1001
Arnold & Son manufacture movement, hand-wound, 21 jewels, diameter 30 mm, thickness 2.7 mm, power reserve 90 h, double barrel, 21,600 vibrations/h
Functions: Hours, minutes
Movement decoration: Nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

Dial
Hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl

Case
18-karat rose gold, diameter 40 mm, with or without diamond-set bezel available, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, see-through sapphire case back, water-resistant to 30 m

Strap
Hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather

Limited edition
Unique piece

UTTE Dragon Unique Piece
Reference: 1UTAR.M01P.C320A 
Movement
Calibre: A&S8200
Arnold & Son ultra-thin tourbillon manufacture movement, one minute flying tourbillon, hand-wound, 29 jewels, diameter 32 mm, thickness 2.97 mm, tourbillon cage diameter 14 mm, power reserve over 90 h, 21,600 vibrations/h
Functions: Hours, minutes, tourbillon
Movement decoration: Nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: unique hand-engraved tourbillon bridge, handchamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon cage: satin-finish with chamfered and polished edges.

Dial
Hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl

Case
18-karat red gold, diamond-set bezel available, diameter 42 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, see through sapphire case back, water-resistant to 30 m

Strap
Hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather

Limited edition
Unique piece

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