Arnold & Son – DSTB Instrument Dial Side True Beat | (Pre-Basel 2016)2 February 2016
Arnold & Son
Instrument Dial Side True Beat – DSTB
The DSTB is part of the Instrument Collection and, like every other model from Arnold & Son, features an in-house mechanical movement. The true beat seconds is a traditional complication of Arnold & Son’s history, since John Arnold and his son worked for many years on marine chronometers.
The newly developed automatic movement showcases the true beat seconds’ mechanism entirely on the dial side. Not just the hands, but also the lever, wheels and three palladium treated true beat seconds bridges are located in all their beauty on the dial side.
The true beat seconds lever is shaped like an anchor, paying homage to Arnold’s maritime achievements.
The true beat seconds are superbly indicated via a large sapphire dial that occupies the top left portion of the dial at 11 o’clock. At the 4 o’clock position, a domed and white lacquered subdial indicates the hours and the minutes via blued hands. These generously proportioned, overlapping indications translate into a stunning three-dimensional dial.
The Arnold & Son DSTB will be produced in a limited edition of 125 pieces, with an incredible blue PVD dial platin and 43,5mm white gold round case.