Arnold & Son unveils three new references of the UTTE. Two references featuring stunning mother-of-pearl dials and a third reference with a black lacquered dial. With the A&S8200 movement measuring just 2.97 mm thick and the final cased watch just 8.34 mm, the UTTE is one of the thinnest tourbillon wristwatches ever produced. The UTTE is part of Arnold & Son’s Instrument Collection. Its timepieces are easily identified by their dial design, with the off-center positioning of the hours and minutes to allow for the display of other complications without one overlapping the other.
The UTTE follows this design aesthetic, with the spherical tourbillon occupying the lower portion of the dial. The 42 mm case tapers from the top to the bottom. The multilevel dial of the UTTE comes in three different finishes.
The three new references share the same dial design but with different finishes and materials in order to complement the respective case material. The first palladium reference has a Tahiti mother-of-pearl and silvery opaline dial and the second palladium reference has a stunning black lacquered and silvery opaline dial. The new 18-carat red gold reference has a white mother-of-pearl and silvery opaline dial.
The ultra-thin A&S8200 movement – and the ultimate UTTE watch – is the result of several years of research and development, with the ultimate objective being to create ultra-thinness, a large three-dimensional tourbillon cage and a long power reserve.
While the movement diameter is 32 mm, the tourbillon cage is a massive 14 mm in diameter – thus occupying almost half of the movement space for impressive visual appeal. The flying tourbillon cage is not inset into the calibre, but instead rises out of the movement, through the dial, and achieves the same height as the hour and minute hands. All visible screws were removed so that the spherical tourbillon cage appears beautifully balanced. The only visible screws are on the regulator.
Finally, to ensure a long power reserve of at least 90 hours, the brand implemented two barrels to offer more constant force and unprecedented power reserve for an ultra-thin tourbillon.
UTTE is created in either 18-carat red gold or rare palladium Each movement is finished in a colour to complement the case colour, and each features a different Côtes de Genève pattern.
The 18-carat red gold case watch houses the movement treated in rhodium and decorated with Côtes de Genève rayonnantes. The tourbillon bridge of the 18-carat red gold UTTE is entirely hand-engraved by Arnold & Son’s master engraver. The palladium UTTE version houses a NAC grey treated movement decorated with a straight Côtes de Genève pattern for a bold, contemporary appeal.