Arnold & Son
Tourbillon Chronometer No. 36Reference# 1ETAR.G01A.C112AManufacturer's retail price: $56,550.00Compare
- Limited Edition: 28 pieces
- Case: 18-karat rose gold
- Size: 46mm
- Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber A&S8600
- Function: tourbillon
- Power Reserve: approximately 90 hours
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Dial: openworked
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator leather
Symmetry and skeletonization are two traits that should come to mind whenever Arnold & Son is mentioned, and the Tourbillon Chronometer No. 36 is certainly no exception. Drawing inspiration from the John Arnold pocket chronometer No. 1/36, which will mark its 240th anniversary in 2018, the Tourbillon Chronometer No. 36 is a commemorative creation leading up to the milestone year for the historically significant John Arnold chronometer.
The John Arnold Chronometer No. 1/36 or “Arnold 36” as it is more commonly called was not only the first pocket watch by John Arnold to use a larger movement with his “T” balance, but also the first to be referred to as a “chronometer” for its superior timekeeping capabilities. In this respect, the Tourbillon Chronometer No. 36 is faithful, contemporary horological homage.