John Arnold was born in Cornwall in 1736. His father was a watchmaker and his uncle a gunsmith, which probably explains his early interest in precision engineering and metalwork. A talented craftsman and scholar, he left England for the Netherlands at the age of 19 after completing his apprenticeship to hone his watchmaking skills. He returned two years later speaking excellent German, which stood him in good stead later at the court of George III, and had established himself as a watchmaker of repute in London’s Strand by his mid-twenties.

After Arnold presented the smallest repeating watch ever made to King George III and to the court, he rapidly acquired a wealthy clientele. He was one of the most inventive watchmakers of his day and held patents for a detent escapement, bimetallic balance and helical balance spring . Arnold’s “No. 36” was the first timepiece to be called a chronometer, a term reserved for unusually precise watches to this day.

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Our Current Inventory of Arnold & Son Watches

TE8

Model: 1SJAW.B02A.C113A

Description: 44mm-  This watch has an incredibly stunning case made from 18kt white gold. Over the dial is a sapphire crystal that has been coated with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides.  The dial is an open dial with several different traditional finishing techniques. Unlike most watches, the most interesting features and elements are shown on the dial side rather than on the reverse side of the dial.  The functions include hours, minutes, and a tourbillon. The A&S 8000 calibre hand-wound tourbillon movement powers this watch. It has a power reserve of 80 hours and the exquisitely decorated movement can be viewed  through the sapphire crystal caseback. This timepiece is presented on a black, hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a pin buckle.

It is limited to 25 pieces worldwide.


Time Pyramid

Model: 1TPAR.S01A.C125A

Description: 44.6mm- With a case crafted from 18kt red gold, this watch has a sapphire crystal over the fully skeletonized movement. The caseback is also sapphire crystal and both sides have been coated with an anti-glare treatment. The movement is pyramid shaped and displays two power reserve indicators at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions. In the center, the hours and minutes are displayed on a circular dial frame. Behind that is a second dial frame that displays the small seconds. The caliber powering this watch is the A&S 1615 hand-wound movement. The movement can be viewed through the sapphire crystal display back. This is an in house movement that shows examples of hand-chamfered bridges, satin finishes, circular graining, blued screws and more. This movement has a power reserve of 90 hours and is presented on a hand-stitched alligator leather strap. It is water resistant to 30 meters.


DBG

Model: 1DGAP.W01A.C120A

Description:  44mm- This piece has an 18kt rose gold case featuring two crowns on either side of the case, operating the two separate time displays. There is a sapphire crystal over the silver and open worked dial.  The displays two time zones, one at the 3 o’clock and one at the 9 o’clock, as well as sweeping central seconds, and a day/night indicator at the 12 o’clock position. The mechanism is wound using the crown on the right side of the case, while both time zones are set using their respective crowns. Powering this watch is the manufacture caliber A&S 1209 hand-wound movement. This watch has a power reserve of 40 hours. Beautiful examples of the traditional hand-finishing can be seen on both the dial side and through the exhibition case back.  It is presented on a brown, hand-stitched, alligator leather strap with an 18kt rose gold pin buckle. 


HM Perpetual Moon Gold Aventurine Dial

Model: 1GLAR.A01A.C123A

Description:  42mm- With an 18k red gold case this watch has a sapphire crystal over the dial.  The crystal is coated with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The dial is Aventurine and the hand-wound movement powering this watch  is a calibre A&S1512 . This is one of the most precise moon phase calendars on the market with only a one day deviation every 122 years.  The functions include hours, minutes, and moon phases. The watch has a double barrel for a  power reserve of 90 hours and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The hand-finished movement can be viewed through the exhibition case back. The watch is on a hand-stitched brown alligator strap with an 18kt red gold tang buckle. 


DTSB

Model: 1ATAS.S02A.C121S

Description: 43.5mm- The case of this watch is stainless steel and it features a domed sapphire crystal over the black dial. The majority of the dial is black but there is also a small sub dial between the 4 and 5 o’clock that is a silvery-opaline color. There is also a sapphire 60 second track mounted on the dial where the ‘True Beat’ seconds are displayed. Hours and minutes are displayed in the silver sub dial. The dial side also displays the lever, wheels, and bridges. Making the watch even more alluring is the fact that the true beat seconds lever is shaped like an anchor – paying homage to Arnold’s maritime achievements.  The movement powering this timepiece is the A&S 6003 self-winding movement with a 45 hour power reserve. The movement is expertly hand-finished and can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case back. This watch is presented on a black, alligator leather strap with a pin buckle.

It is limited to 250 pieces worldwide.


HM Perpetual Moon Gold Blue Dial

Model: 1GLAR.U01A.C123A

Description: 42mm- With an 18k red gold case this watch has a sapphire crystal over the dial.  The crystal is coated with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The lacquered guilloché dial is blue and displays a golden moon and stars on the top half of the dial.  This watch is powered by the manual wind A&S1512 in-house caliber movement. This is one of the most precise moon phase calendars on the market with only a one day deviation every 122 years.  The functions include hours, minutes, and moon phases. The watch has a double barrel for a  power reserve of 90 hours and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The hand-finished movement can be viewed through the exhibition case back. The watch is on a hand-stitched brown alligator strap with an 18kt red gold tang buckle. 


CTB

Model: 1CHAS.S02A.C121S

Description: 44mm- This timepiece has a stainless steel case with a domed sapphire crystal over the dial. The dial is a light grey with two sub dials that are a silvery-opaline color. The dial displays hours and minutes at the 12 o’clock subdial, central ‘True Beat’ seconds, and a 60 minute chronograph counter at the 6 o’clock position. The central seconds hand follows a 60 second track, in silver, around the inner bezel ring.  It is incredibly difficult to create a ‘True Beat’ seconds in a mechanical watch. This timepiece is powered by the in-house A&S 7103 caliber movement. This movement is self-winding and has a column wheel chronograph. The power reserve on this watch is 50 hours. The hand-finished movement can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case back. It is presented on a hand-stitched black, alligator leather strap with a stainless steel pin buckle. 


Nebula

Model: 1NEAR.S01A.D135A

Description: 41.5mm, This watch has an 18kt gold case with a sapphire crystal over the dial. The dial is fully skeletonized and has a light grey chapter ring. There us a small running seconds subdial between the 7 and the 8 o’clock position. This watch is powered by the A&S 5101 calibre, fully skeletonized, manual wind movement. This watch has two barrels and a power reserve of 90 hours. The fully symmetrical movement can be viewed through the exhibition caseback. This watch is on a hand-stitched alligator strap, with a tang buckle. 


HMS1

Model: 1LCAP.S04A.C110A

Description: 40mm- This watch features a beautiful, elegant case crafted from 18kt rose gold. It has a sapphire crystal over the  anthracite colored dial.  The dial functions include hours, minutes, and small seconds at the 6 o’clock position. The gold hour indexes and hands are polished and faceted.  Powering this watch is the hand- wound A&S 1001 calibre movement. This is an in-house calibre movement featuring two barrels for a power reserve of 90  hours. The beautifully decorated movement can be viewed through the exhibition case back. It is presented a brown, hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a tang buckle. 

This watch is limited to 250 pieces worldwide.


Nebula

Model:  1NEAS.B01A.D134A

Description: 41.5mm, This watch has a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal over the dial. The dial is skeletonized with and anthracite colored chapter ring. There is a running small seconds sub dial between the 7 and 8 o’clock positions. This watch is powered by the A&S 5101 fully skeletonized, manual wind movement. This movement features 2 barrels for a power reserve of 90 hours. The movement is visible through the transparent caseback. It is on a hand-aged anthracite calf leather strap with tang buckle. 


Eight Day Royal Navy

Model: 1EDAS.U01A.D136A

Description:  43mm -This watch has a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal over the dial. The dial is a Royal Blue and is decorated with a guilloche pattern. There us an 8 day power reserve indicator at the 12 o’clock. At the 6 o’clock position there is a date display and a running small seconds hand. It is powered by the A&S 1016 hand wound movement. The movement can be viewed through the exhibition caseback. This watch has a power reserve of 192 hours (8 Days) and is on a navy blue hand-stitched, hand-aged calf leather strap with tang buckle.