The latest addition to the Arnold & Son Instrument Collection – TB Tiger combines the marine precision of the true-beat (TB) movement with aesthetic perfection. The dominant feature of this fine-quality wristwatch is a hand-engraved appliqué of a tiger in solid 22-carat rose gold. Once the appliqué is in place on the dial, the tiger’s black stripes are painted by hand, a process that accentuates its three-dimensional nature. The rest of the black dial features one of the instantly recognizable design cues of the Instrument Collection, the off-centre positioning of the time display at 9 o’clock.
The 18-carat rose gold case with 44mm diameter houses the rhodium-treated A&S6103 movement with Haute Horlogerie finishing. All the plates and bridges in the movement are hand-chamfered and decorated – a further indication of the traditional craftsmanship upheld by Arnold & Son.
The TB Tiger special edition is limited to just twenty-eight timepieces.