With this meticulously finished special edition – Royal Collection HM Pandas, Arnold & Son pays tribute to a panda, a very special bear which holds revered status in Chinese cultural history. The highlight of the HM Pandas edition is a sumptuous, 22-carat solid white gold hand-engraved appliqué of two pandas, which has been duplicated for the series. Created by a craftsman selected for his skill in the traditional art of hand engraving, it features two perfectly sculpted figures with a breathtaking richness of detail and an illusion of depth that contrasts starkly with the ultra-slim case.
The case is available both in 18-carat rose gold or 18-carat white gold and with a diamond-set bezel.
The watch is powered by the A&S1001 movement, which is just 2.7 millimetres thick and manufactured entirely in-house.Its twin barrels, which 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 and Haute Horlogerie upheld by Arnold & Son throughout the company’s long history.
This special edition of the HM Pandas will be limited to just 28 timepieces.