Arnold & Son pays tribute to the most prized bird of prey in an artful manner.
The hand-painted miniature depicts a Falcon proudly perched atop a rock against the clear sky. The subtle, soft colours set off to perfection by the shimmer of the dial in white mother-of-pearl. In this technique, the artist uses delicate nuances of colours and tones, using tiny brushstrokes and texturing gradually to build-up the entire image with an astonishing richness of details and depth.
The art of painting miniatures by hand calls for infinite patience and consummate skill. As our Master Miniature Painter, Mr Andre Martinez explains: “The art of hand-painting miniatures takes many years of concentrated practice to perfect. This unique miniature painted dial technique shows how today A&S carefully preserve and cultivate the skilled creative craftsmanship that have been characteristic of the brand throughout its history.” The sumptuousness of the falcon is a counterpoint to the simplicity of the white mother-of-pearl dial, which shimmers entrancingly with the play of light.
This unique piece boasts the ultra-thin A&S1001 manufacture movement with over 90 hours of power reserve; the movement is housed in an 18-karat rose gold case, with a hand-stitched brown or black alligator strap.
The Métiers d’Art HM Falcon Unique Piece from Arnold & Son is limited to just one example. If desired, the watch is available with a diamond-set bezel.