Luxury Swiss watchmaker Arnold and & Son will once again be joining the WatchTime New York event this year, with the esteemed maison prepared to showcase some of its most impressive novelties of recent years. Among its showcase will be two unique models unveiled this past August in the DSTB 42 Platinum and DSTB 42 Red Gold, with the acronym standing for “Dial-Side True Beat” as each model reveals its namesake true-beat seconds mechanism on its dial side. The two watches from the brand will join an array of other incredible timepieces as part of the event, taking place this weekend at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall from October 20th to 22nd.
In the case of both models, we see a familiar Arnold and & Son silhouette, with the platinum edition crafted in Pt 950 and the red gold variation opting for 18k 5N. A primarily polished finishing throughout adds to the obvious refinement of the timepieces, while a signature crown places the design further in line with the traditional motifs of the brand. With a diameter of 42mm and a thickness of 12.95mm, these timepieces take up space on the wrist without becoming overbearing, while a hand-stitched alligator leather strap secures the model in place.
The dial of the DSTB 42 series is a testament to Arnold & Son’s dedication to aesthetics, with familiar design language merging with the new true beat display for a unique display. The blue PVD-treated dial of the DSTB 42 Red Gold and the salmon hue of the DSTB 42 Platinum each exude an inviting glow, with these textured surfaces enhancing the multi-dimensional style of the watch. The sunray-brushed finish, combined with the opulence of white opal for the hours and minutes sub-dial, elevates these timepieces further, while the openwork and finely chamfered gold bridges create a captivating visual interplay, adding depth and intrigue throughout the design.
At the heart of these timepieces lies the Arnold & Son Manufacture calibre A&S6203. With 32 jewels and a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, this self-winding mechanical movement delivers a power reserve of 55 hours. The true-beat seconds mechanism, represented by an anchor-shaped counterpoise on the dial side, pays homage to Arnold & Son’s historical connection with marine chronometers. The meticulous finishing of the mainplate, bridges, and oscillating weight in 22-carat gold showcases the brand’s commitment to excellence, with this fine finishing visible via an exhibition sapphire caseback.
The Arnold & Son DSTB 42 Platinum is limited to 38 pieces, with pricing marked at CHF 54,400, while the DSTB 42 Red Gold is limited to 88 pieces, with its pricing placed at CHF 42,600.
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