Demonstrating its rich British history and quality Swiss craftsmanship, Arnold & Son unveils a new limited red gold edition of the DSTB (Dial Side True Beat). The DSTB is a testament to its heritage, vision and Haute Horlogerie ingenuity.
The DSTB is part of the Instrument Collection and, like every other model from Arnold & Son, features an in-house mechanical movement. The true beat seconds is a traditional complication of Arnold & Son, and this watch pays tribute to the watches produced by John Arnold during the second half of his career.
Upholding that legacy, Arnold & Son’s master watchmakers thrive on creating complicated movements for exquisite timepieces. Such is the case with the DSTB watch, a truly innovative technical and architectural achievement. The newly developed mechanical movement showcases the true beat seconds’ mechanism entirely on the dial side. Not just the hands, but also the lever, wheels and three true beat seconds’ bridges are located on the dial side. The true beat seconds’ lever is shaped like an anchor – paying homage to Arnold’s maritime achievements.
The true beat seconds are 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 domed and white lacquered subdial with roman numerals indicates the hours and the minutes via blued hands. These overlapping indications translate into a stunning three-dimensional dial.
The self-winding calibre A&S6003 has 229 components. The palladium treated movement features Haute Horlogerie finishing with hand-chamfered and satin-finished lever and bridges, polished edges and circular graining. The visible dial plate is deep grey with radial finishing.
This Arnold & Son timepiece is housed inside a 43.5 mm 18-carat red gold case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback for viewing the finished movement. It is completed by a hand-stitched strap made from alligator leather.
This 250th Anniversary Edition is limited to 50 pieces.