Homage to the First Chronometer
The Tourbillon Chronometer No.36 was inspired in the 1778 John Arnold Chronometer No. 1/36—the first pocket watch to be referred to as a “chronometer” for its superior timekeeping capabilities. The new version is a contemporary homage that remains faithful to the original, while incorporating horological innovations of mechanical complexity.
The timepiece is powered by the entirely in-house conceived and manufactured A&S8600 caliber, which provides 90 hours of power reserve. The 46mm case is coated with gunmetal, which is also a tribute to the old English fine gunsmith tradition. The tourbillon, which is visible from the back as well, is held by a skeletonized and mirror-polished top bridge, and features a typically Arnold & Son three-spoke design.
The Tourbillon Chronometer No.36 Gunmetal is limited to 28 pieces and comes with a strap made of alligator leather.
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