Arnold & Son unveils a new limited red gold edition of the DSTB (Dial Side True Beat) with traditional English frosted finish. The DSTB is a testament to its heritage, vision and Haute Horlogerie ingenuity. As part of the Instrument Collection, the DSTB like every other model from Arnold & Son, features an in-house mechanical movement. The specifically developed automatic movement showcases the true beat seconds’ mechanism entirely on the dial side.
Not just the hands, but also the lever, wheels and three red gold treated true beat seconds bridges are located in all their beauty on the dial side. Making the watch even more alluring is the fact that the true beat seconds lever is shaped like an anchor – paying homage to Arnold’s maritime achievements.
The true beat seconds are superbly indicated via a large sapphire dial that occupies the top left portion of the dial at 11 o’clock. At the 4 o’clock position, a silvery opaline subdial indicates the hours and the minutes via blued hands. These generously proportioned, overlapping indications translate into a stunning three-dimensional dial.
This restructuring of the intricate mechanism yields a concept not achieved in the watch industry heretofore. The self-winding calibre A&S6003 has 229 components. In true Arnold & Son style, the movement featuresHaute Horlogeriefinishing with hand-chamfered and satin-finished lever and bridges, polished edges and fine circular graining andCôtes de Genève rayonnantes.Thevisible dial plate is NAC grey treated with large circular finishing, and blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads.
The magnificent timepiece is housed inside a 43.5 mm 18-carat red gold case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback for viewing the superbly finished movement and, complete with solid 22-carat red gold guilloché oscillating weight. This edition of the DSTB will be limited to 125 timepieces – underscoring the brand’s commitment to exclusivity and excellence.