The Royal Collection from Arnold & Son which includes the new HMS1 Dragon in 18K Rose Gold was introduced in 2012. Now, the latest additions to Arnold & Son’s time-only HMS1 line are two beautiful new models that sit firmly within the inimitable English watchmaking tradition. Both of the new timepieces feature gorgeous, silvery-white guilloché dials in two distinct patterns. These combine with the indices, starkly three-dimensional hands, and recessed subdial to create a spectacular illusion of depth that is in sharp contrast to the ultra-slim case.
Housed inside the case is an in-house A&S1001 nickel silver movement, just 2.7 mm in height and decorated with Côtes de Genève rayonnantes – a particularly apt choice of ornamentation because the iridescent reflections mirror those of the dial. The rhodium treated calibre is meticulously fashioned, featuring Haute Horlogerie finishing and manually chamfered bridges with polished edges as well as blued screws and fine circular graining. Secured by a brown or black alligator strap, the two new HMS1 references are available in 18-carat rose gold and 18-carat white gold, and are also available with a diamond-set bezel.
All timepieces in the HMS1 line feature a classically styled 40 mm case in white gold, rose gold or stainless steel, with a see-through back cover and water-resistance to 30 metres. The hand-wound movements have double barrels that generate a power reserve of over 90 hours with more constant force and hence greater accuracy throughout the watch’s run time. The line is available in a range of dial colours and with various finishes, depending on the model.