Eight Day BlueReference# 1EDAS.U01C.S136D
- Size: 43 mm
- Function: Hours and minutes
- Power Reserve: 8 Days
- Water Resistance: 30 m
- Dial: blue guilloché
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: stainless steel, Deployant buckle, triple fold, stainless steel
The eighth day dawns
With a new steel bracelet, Arnold & Son presents an updated version of one of its essential models. The Eight-Day collection by Arnold & Son is an emphatic tribute to John Arnold’s marine chronometers. Its eight-day power reserve, the design of its hands and hour-markers, the subtle sophistication of its case, and its omnipresent details make it an iconic creation by the most British of Swiss brands.
Sophisticated case attachments: For the first time, this 43 mm-diameter steel Eight-Day incorporates a steel bracelet. Every element of its understated, three-link design bears a high-quality finish. The side links are carefully polished while the center links are vertical satin-brushed to create a dynamic line. In an essential detail, the first two outer links present the same length and curvature as the lugs. This design decision heightens the unity between case and bracelet for a more harmonious whole.
Case details: Behind creative details such as the guilloché dial which give the Eight-Day its unique look, this collections on steel bracelet retains its core assets. First, the case, with its fine, domed bezel to reveal as much of the dial as possible. The piece keeps its complex profile; the case sides are polished with a “bassiné” construction, incorporating Arnold & Son’s signature tiers and overhangs. These contribute to the slimmer lines of the watch, already a mere 10.70 mm in thickness. What is more, the contour of the curved lugs presents a polished recess that highlights the raised satin-finished central section.
More than a week
This case, with its numerous sophisticated details, houses the A&S1016 calibre. Like all the calibres used by Arnold & Son, it was entirely developed, produced, decorated, assembled, adjusted and cased up in the brand’s manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds. This calibre is based on a double series-mounted barrel. When combined with its oscillation frequency of 3 Hz, this allows for an exceptional autonomy of 192 hours – or eight days, hence the name.
Furthermore, the case-back side of the A&S1016 calibre is skeletonized, revealing the spaces above the barrels, gear train and escapement. Running across its surface are radiating Côtes de Genève originating from the balance staff, the movement’s nerve center. Lastly, its edges are lowered and polished, including in the many spaces left open in the skeletonized case back.
The Eight-Day encompasses countless details, making it a watch that is as elegant as it is easy to wear. Easy to wear because its thickness and steel bracelet make it an object suited to daily use. Elegant because the combination of colors and textures produces an endlessly shifting play of light. This brings the Eight-Day to life, animating all its surfaces, from the bracelet to the case and its contents.
The Eight Day Blue is also available on a Blue Calf strap with a Stainless Steel buckle – Ref# 1EDAS.U01A.D1136S Price $13,400.