Arnold & Son extends its Instrument Collection with the addition of the new UTTE Skeleton. Housed in an elegant 42-millimetre case that measures just 8.34 millimetres in thickness with the two sapphire crystals (7.03 without), the UTTE Skeleton is the thinnest skeleton tourbillon watch on the market. The watch is powered by the new A&S8220 movement which features, among other things, new barrel and tourbillon bridges and a heavily modified main plate. The movement has been skeletonized as far as possible to reveal its intrinsic beauty and complexity.
Developed, designed and manufactured entirely in house at Arnold & Son’s La Chaux-de-Fonds workshops, the Skeleton features the hallmark dial design of the UTTE family, with its distinctive and clear-cut eight-shaped arrangement of time display and tourbillon. The three-dimensional tourbillon occupies the bottom half of the dial while the hour and minute display, made of sapphire with white printed numerals, takes up the space between 12 o’clock and the centre of the watch. The hour and minutes hands are golden with white lacquered tips.
Viewed from the side, the 5N red gold case is stepped and tapers from top to bottom, the widest section accommodating the extra-large glass with the lower part narrowing to fit snugly on the wrist.
The time, expertise and precision required to hand-craft and assemble this remarkable example of watchmaking means that the edition will be limited to just 50 timepieces.