To celbrate its 250th anniversary and to mark the occasion Arnold & Son have announced the latest addition to their Royal Collection, the Royal TEC1. This Technically Advanced Tourbillon Chronograph underscores Arnold & Son’s commitment to Haute Horologerie as demonstrated through integration of three complications never seen before a timepiece produced by the brand: a tourbillon, a column wheel 60-minute chronograph and an automatic winding system.
The new TEC1 wristwatch is available in three versions: a limited edition 250th anniversary piece in 18-carat red gold 45 mm case featuring a blue lacquered guilloché dial (its 22-carat red gold rotor is hand-engraved with the inscription: 250th Anniversary); an alluring 18-carat red gold model with anthracite dial; and a palladium cased version with a silvery white and silver dial that shines with each move of the wrist. The sapphire case back of each timepiece allows viewing of the amazingly detailed movement. Each TEC1 timepiece is finished with an exquisite hand-stitched alligator strap.
The tourbillon escapement majestically occupies the entire top portion of the dial from 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock with an oversized aperture that offers an incredible three-dimensional effect as the tourbillon cage rotates.The TEC1 is the brand’s first high-frequency tourbillon, with 28,800 vibrations per hour and with a generous power reserve of 55 hours. The lower portion of the dial features the chronograph function, with the 60 minutes counter strategically located at 6 o’clock for harmonious balance. The seconds counter is offered via a central seconds hand.