In order to understand the DBS and the DBG wristwatches being offered by Arnold and Son, it is important to understand what the different designations mean. The DBS stands for "Double Balance Sidereal time" and the DBG stands for "Double Balance GMT." Both of these models represent the best in timepiece engineering and are becoming extremely popular all over the world.
The Arnold and Son trademark of exposing portions of the working mechanisms is intact in both models. Both of these particular timepieces also have a 44mm case and a sapphire crystal face covering that is designed to protect the wristwatch at all times. But when it comes to the grand complication features on each model, there are some differences that consumers need to become familiar with.
When you look at the face of the DBS model, you will notice that there are two time dials on the face. One dial has a star over the top of it and the other dial has a sun over the top of it. Both of these sidereal dials are adjusted to run on the actual time of the day. Most people look at the day as being 24 complete hours long. A DBS sidereal piece looks at the day as being 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.091 seconds long. This version of the watch tells time based on the methods used by astronomers. It tells time relative to the position of the Earth, and that is why one time is based on the stars and the other is based on the sun.
The DBG model is more in tune with the standard time here on Earth. This piece also has two dials on it, but they are designed to help you tell time in two different time zones. You can chose the time zones and the wristwatch can be set to accommodate any discrepancies in the time as you cross over to a new zone. For example, some parts of Canada offer a three and a half hour jump in time instead of the standard three hours, and this watch is able to accurately monitor those changes and make the necessary adjustments.
The DBS and DBS pieces by Arnold and Son literally have something for everyone. Each of these designer watches will allow you to keep perfect time regardless as to where you are and also regardless of where you may be going.