935
935

FROM THE ESTATE OF GERARD ANTHONY

Arnold & Son
A PINK GOLD SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH REF 18.3.2.02 NO 03/28 TES CIRCA 2005
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935

FROM THE ESTATE OF GERARD ANTHONY

Arnold & Son
A PINK GOLD SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH REF 18.3.2.02 NO 03/28 TES CIRCA 2005
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Arnold & Son
A PINK GOLD SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH REF 18.3.2.02 NO 03/28 TES CIRCA 2005
• cal. A&S 8100 manual winding movement, 19 jewels, one minute tourbillon • semi skeletonized dial, engine turned anthracite main plate, outer chapter ring with applied pink gold dart indexes, pink gold hands, sapphire crystal plate at 12, outer minute divisions • 18k pink gold case, stepped bezel and lugs, sapphire crystal display back secured by eight screws • case and dial signed • with an 18k pink gold Arnold & Son double folding clasp
diameter 44 mm
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Catalogue Note

The tourbillon movement has had an integral role in the development of Arnold & Sons as a prestige watchmaking firm.  John Arnold himself collaborated with Abraham Louis Breguet, and the latter mounted his first ever tourbillon in Arnold's No. 11 movement, which currently resides in the British Museum's collection in London.

The firm finds inspiration in its esteemed history, as displayed by the guilloché pattern found on the main plate of the present lot, which pays homage to the cases of antique Arnold & Son pocket watches.  The firm focuses on combining old and new elements in its design for this piece.  The tourbillon on the Tes distinguishes itself from other models by being 'inverted', as most of its visually interesting features can are shown on the dial side, rather than the reverse.  The unique barrel spring bridge has the traditional English wave form, but Arnold & Son has updated the design by making it out of sapphire to allow a view of the open-worked barrel and wheels.

The present lot demonstrates the firm's ability to combine technological skill with elegant design to create a unique piece that honor's Arnold & Son's legacy, while also attracting modern collectors.

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