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Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang – Limited Edition

Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang

Arnold & Son celebrates the dragon and the fenghuang (Chinese Phoenix) with an exquisitely crafted limited edition. In ancient and modern Chinese culture, the dragon is often depicted along with the fenghuang. The dragon and fenghuang are indeed considered symbolic of blissful relations between husband and wife, a common yin and yang metaphor. A symbol of high virtue and grace, the fenghuang has multiple positive connotations.

Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang
Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang

This limited edition was created to celebrate these divine creatures. The dragon and fenghuang are depicted with a technique reinterpreting the principles of the ancestral art of Chinese paper cutting, also named Jianzhi. Instead of paper the motive is created on mother-of-pearl by applying successive layers of lacquer with a miniature pad, executed with exquisite delicacy of touch and featuring fine details that evoke the depth and texture of the dragon and the fenghuang.

Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang
Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang

Arnold & Son is proud of this singular timepiece, as Fabien Dutriaux explains: “The light reflected from the depths of the white mother-of-pearl dial illuminates the richness of detail in the exquisite motive and eloquently expresses our mastery of the decorative arts.” It is no small tribute to the craftsman who created it to say that the image on the dial captures all the finesse in the ancestral Chinese art of paper cutting.

Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang
Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang

The watch is powered by the A&S1001 movement, which is just 2.70 mm thick and manufactured entirely in-house. Housed in a 40 mm 18-karat rose gold case, it has twin barrels that generate a 90-hour power reserve, guarantee a more constant force and in turn a more constant rate and greater accuracy. All the plates and bridges in the movement are hand-chamfered and decorated – a further indication of the traditional craftsmanship upheld by Arnold & Son.
This special tribute to the dragon and fenghuang is limited to just five timepieces.

Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang
Arnold & Son HM Dragon & Fenghuang

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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