Friday, September 29, 2017

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid for Only Watch 2017

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Arnold & Son extends its support to the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies by presenting a unique reference of its emblematic Time Pyramid for Only Watch 2017 charity event. This unique timepiece will be auctioned for charity benefitting the funding of research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The auction will be conducted by Christie’s during the biennial Only Watch charity auction in Geneva, taking place on the 11th of November 2017.
Taking inspiration from the regulators created by John and Roger Arnold over two hundred years ago, and antique British skeleton clocks, the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid offers a highly cohesive and seductive blend of watchmaking feats that includes regulator, skeleton, vertical linear movement, pyramid-placement of components and multidimensional depth.

For the unique Time Pyramid Only Watch 2017, the entire timepiece takes on a bold, contemporary execution. The stainless steel case is done with a black DLC treatment, while the skeletonized and symmetrical calibre A&S1615 receives a black ADLC coating, offering a striking contrast against traditional haute horlogerie hand-applied finishing and decoration.
Further highlighting the unique execution of the Time Pyramid Only Watch 2017 are the red accents applied to several components of the timepiece, adding a vibrant touch to the blacked-out timepiece. The hands of the two power reserve indicators (one per barrel) are painted red, as are the hour and minute hands and Roman numerals on the sapphire dial. The anthracite alligator strap adds the final touch with its red stitching.

Technical details
Model: Time Pyramid for Only Watch 2017
Limited edition: Unique Piece
Reference: 1TPBS.S03A.C124S

Movement
Calibre: A&S1615
Manufacture Arnold & Son skeletonized mechanical movement, hand- wound, 27 jewels, diameter 37 mm, thickness 4.40 mm, power reserve over 90 h, double barrel, 21,600 vibrations/h
Movement decoration: Skeletonized nickel-silver movement, black A-DLC treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels, polished screws

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, double power reserve indication

Dial
Sapphire with red numerals, circular satin-finished dial frame with chamfered and polished edge

Case
Stainless steel with black DLC coating, diameter 44.6mm
Cambered sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Translucent-grey coated sapphire case back,
Water-resistant to 30 m

Strap
Turned-edge anthracite alligator leather with red hand-stitching

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