Arnold & Son, a brand that was recently purchased Manufacture La Joux-Perret SA (a well known movement maker) came out with a lot of very interesting new pieces at Baselworld as a result of the collaboration between their new parent company. Of the new timepieces from Arnold & Son, none stands out more than the new Time Pyramid, which was inspired by vintage regulators and antique British Skeleton clocks (like the one shown below).
The Time Pyramid is a fully skeletonized timepiece with a dial in sapphire with a circular satin-finished dial frame with chamfered and polished edge. At 6 o’clock a smaller display shows the hours and minutes, which are indicated via blued skeletonized hands which point to Roman numeral hour markers and minute dots. The in-house made A&S1615 movement is completely visible from both sides of the watch, and is laid out in a very unique vertical linear configuration, hence the name “Time Pyramid.”
The case is 44.6 mm in diameter and is made in 18K red gold which has been polished to a mirror finish. Protecting the dial side of the watch is a cambered sapphire crystal with glareproofing on both sides. On the back is a flat sapphire crystal.
The movement is hand wound, has 27 jewels, beats at 3Hz and has an 80-hour power reserve. The large 37 mm diameter skeletonized movement is made of nickel-silver that has been rhodium plated. The bridges are have been manually chamfered and have polished edges, Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels and blued screws. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds and a double power reserve indication.
It comes on hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather strap. Water-resistance is 30 meters.
With the help of La Joux-Perret, Arnold & Son has been able to quickly produce numerous amazing in-house movements such the one inside this timepiece. The brand that was previously barely on our radar, is now a brand that you cannot overlook. We look forward to what they come out with next. Stay tuned as we will be publishing some photos of their other Baselworld introductions soon.