In a new release to be presented at Baselworld 2014, Arnold & Son will be previewing a revision of their well-known TB88 collection, the limited edition DSTB, “Dial Side True Beat”. The timepiece is a true tribute for the brand’s 250th anniversary, it encompasses every aspect of their foundation, capturing the heritage, the vision and the brilliance of the brand manufacturing processes.
British history and Swiss craftsmanship walk hand in hand in this masterful collection. Like every model the brand produces the timepiece features in-house mechanical movement. This traditional complication reflects some of the watches that were manufactured early in the brands history, when timepieces were produced with reasonable pricing, yet detailed quality.
Arnold & Son has been creating complicated movements since the brand inception. The complicated movements that the brand has developed show technical innovation, and architectural expertise. This newly developed automatic movement really showcases the DSTB seconds’ mechanism completely on the dial side. The dial side is designed with not just the hands, but includes the lever, wheels, and three rose gold bridges.
The beauty of this timepiece is the alluring design in the seconds lever, it is shaped like an anchor, really paying respect to the brands maritime achievements. The seconds on this timepiece are indicated with a oversized sapphire dial at 11 o’clock, and a white lacquered domed sub-dial at 4 o’clock with blued hands. The final effect is a gorgeous three-dimensional dial. The self-winding calibre featured on the timepiece, the A&S6003 has 229 components and in true brand style, hand-chamfered and satin finished lever and bridges.
The Arnold & Son Dial Side True Beat also has polished edges and intricate fine circular graining with Cotes de Geneve rayonnantes. The dial plate on the timepiece is crafted with blued screws and bevelled and mirror polished heads. Sitting inside 43.5 mm housing, the timepiece is designed with an 18-carat red gold case, anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback that allow viewing of the magnificent movement.
The limited edition piece will be created with 50 pieces, bringing exclusivity and excellence to an already amazing brand and collection. This is a terrific addition to any collection, as well as a great timepiece for anyone who appreciates horological masterpieces. Definitely a collection that deserves an in-depth look by those who love elegant and exquisite luxury timepieces.