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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Some of Our Past Inventory of Arnold & Son Watches

TES

Model: 1SJAR.V01A.C112A

Description: 44mm, 18k red gold case cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. This watch has an anthracitre open dial and the functions include hours, minutes, and tourbillon. It has an exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical A&S 8100 tourbillon hand-wound movement. Movement decoration includes nickel-silver and sapphire movement, rose gold treated bridges and NAC grey treated main plate with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing. It also includes hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, A&S specific pattern engraved on the main plate, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, screwed gold chatons, mirror-polished tourbillon cage and bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. The watch has a power reserve of 80 hours and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch is on a hand-stitched brown alligator strap with an 18k red gold tang buckle. Limited Edition, #3 of 28 pieces.


DSTB Anniversary – 43.5mm

Model: 1ATAR.L01A.C121W

Description: 18kt white gold case with a blue, white lacquered and sapphire dial which can be viewed through the cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The watch has a self-winding movement with true beat seconds as well as the hours and minutes, and a fifty hour power reserve. The watch is on a hand-stitched black alligator strap with a tang buckle. Water resistant to 30 meters. Display back. Limited to 125 pieces.


Time Pyramid

Model: 1TPAR.S01A.C125A

Description: 44.6mm, 18k red gold case cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, the caseback is sapphire crystal. The skeletonized dial displays a Rhodium treated movement. This watch is powered by the calibre A&S1615 hand wound movement. The functions include hours, minutes, seconds, and double power reserve indication. The watch has a power reserve of 80 hours and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch is on a hand-stitched brown alligator strap with an 18k red gold tang buckle.


Time Pyramid

Model: 1TPAS.S01A.C124S

Description:44.6mm, stainless steel case cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, the case back is transparent sapphire crystal. The skeletonized dial displays a Rhodium treated calibre A&S1615 hand wound movement. The functions include hours, minutes, seconds, and double power reserve indication. The watch has a power reserve of 80 hours and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch is on a hand-stitched black alligator strap with a stainless steel tang buckle.


HM Perpetual Moon

Model: 1GLAR.IO1A.C123A

Description: 42mm. The case is 18k red gold
with a cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The case back is transparent sapphire crystal with fine circular graining, and a rhodium treated rendition of the 8 phases of the moon . It has a cream dial with a translucent blue lacquered guilloché moon disc, complete with a golden moon and stars. It is powered by the calibre A&S1512 hand wound movement. The functions include hours, minutes, and moon phase. The watch has a power reserve of 80 hours and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch is on a hand-stitched brown alligator strap with an 18k red gold tang buckle.


TBR

Model: 1ARAS.S01A.C121S
Description: 44mm. This watch has a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The case back see-through sapphire. It has a light grey and opaline dial, polished golden facetted indexes, and polished and brushed golden facetted hands. This watch is powered by the automatic calibre A&S6008 movement . The functions include hours, minutes, true beat seconds, and retrograde date. The watch has a power reserve of 50 hours and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch is on a hand-stitched black alligator strap with a stainless steel tang buckle.


HM Perpetual Moon

Model: 1GLAS.B01A.C122S

Description: 42mm. This watch has a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The dial is black guilloché with a black guilloché moon disc and silvered moon. The transparent case back shows the movement as well as a depiction of the moon phases. It is powered by the calibre A&S1512 hand wound movement. The functions include hours, minutes, and moon phase. The watch has a power reserve of 80 hours and is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch is on a hand-stitched black alligator strap with a stainless steel tang buckle.


HMS1

Model: 1LCAS.S01A.C111S

Description: 40mm. This watch has a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. It has a white dial, faceted indexes that are rhodiated, and faceted hands that are polished and brushed as well as rhodiated. This watch is powered by the calibre A&S1001 hand wound movement and has two barrels for a power reserve of 90 hours. It is water resistant to 30 meters. The watch is on a hand-stitched black alligator strap with a stainless steel tang buckle.


HMS1

Model: 1LCAS.S02A.C111S

Description: 40mm- This watch features a beautiful, elegant case crafted from stainless steel. 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 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 black, hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a tang buckle.