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Arnold & Son Unveils Limited Edition Watch with a Very Special Complication

Arnold & Son has unveiled the Golden Wheel, a unique timepiece which revives a centuries old complication first implemented over 300 years ago in table clock, but never before seen in a wrist watch.

This amazing mechanism is called a wandering hours complication (also known as a jumping digital hours indication), and basically allows the wearer to read the time when only the top part of the watch (between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock) is visible, for instance when the lower part is obscured by the sleeve. It’s a really rare and interesting feature, something we’ve come to expect from Arnold & Son creations. The other notable function is the true beat seconds indication (a specialty of this particular watchmaker), which enables the seconds to beat incrementally instead of sweeping along the dial, allowing for more accurate reading.

The timepiece comes with an 18-carat rose gold case measuring 44 mm, with an AR-coated sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back, and it is water resistant to 30 meters. Movement is a Swiss automatic Arnold & Son in-house caliber A&S6018 with 29 jewels, beating at 28,800 vph, and with 50 hours worth of power reserve. Both the palladium treated movement and the silvery and white mother-of-pearl dial display great artisanship in their design and finishing, making the watch real joy to behold. Finally, the piece comes on a hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather strap with red gold buckle.

The Arnold & Son Golden Wheel will be released as a limited edition comprising just 125 units.


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