One of the primary concerns of interest of Arnold & Son timepieces has consistently been their particularly skeletonised developments, in view of a completely even plan. Regardless of whether you take super complex pieces, for example, the Constant-Force Tourbillon or the Tourbillon Chronometer N° 36 , or more basic pieces like the Nebula , the greater part of the brand’s manifestations please the eye essentially due to this balance. Quite possibly the most striking plans of this production, the well-known Time Pyramid , is another exhibition of such savoir-faire and is currently introduced in a handsome Black Edition.
The Arnold & Son Time Pyramid has consistently been a watch to satisfy the eye. It is generally realized that the human mind has a fascination for adjusted and even plans. This somewhat clarifies why something clicks when you see this watch. Notwithstanding, making a totally even development is definitely not a simple errand, realizing that you’ll need to put more than 150 sections, a large portion of them round, in a charming and precisely effective way. However, this is actually what the Time Pyramid is: a genuine masterpiece regarding development design.
Starting at the 12 o’clock position, where the controlling organ is found, the remainder of the development is worked around a focal vertical line. On this line, you’ll see (start to finish) the escapement, the stuff train, the seconds sub-dial and the off-centred hours and minutes dial. This isn’t all, as on each side of this vertical line are precisely the same specialized components: one barrel for every side, one going train and one force hold marker. Except for a couple of wheels, left and right sides are reflect duplicates. Other than being even, this development is additionally totally openworked, with scaffolds and plates decreased to the greatest, leaving an unhampered perspective on the moving parts.
This development, with two barrels, hides away to 90-hours of force save and its uncovered escapement beats at a 3Hz recurrence. It is done in a charming and refined manner, with its fundamental plate and extensions treated in black ADLC and enriched with Côtes de Genève stripes and chamfered cleaned edges. Indeed, even the winding crown follows a similar vertical line and is set at 6 o’clock – a rich arrangement that isn’t the most functional one however. The development is put under a translucent dark covered sapphire case back, which doesn’t impede the perspective on the development, and acts like a mirror on the dial side, concealing unattractive wrist hairs when the watch is worn.
For 2018, the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid is refreshed with a new Black Edition, which plays on black and gold codes. The 44.60mm steel case is covered with black DLC, the croc lash is black, just as the internal spine and the scaffolds of the development. Making a decent differentiation, all the moving pieces of the development just as the rings encompassing the sub-dials and the hands, are rose gold-plated.
The Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Black Edition will be delivered in 50 pieces just and valued at USD 28,700 (excl. Tank). More subtleties on www.arnoldson.com .