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Arnold & Son – DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time for 2015

Arnold & Son - DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time for 2015

New Arnold & Son’s reference of the instrument DTE. Superb timepiece, which combines the innovative ideas with fine watchmaking heritage together. The unique appearance thanks to the visionary solutions of the Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time watch.

The new watch is both aesthetically and technically beautiful. The sophistication of the mechanical mastery is underlined by majestically exposed Tourbillons with bridges. Arnold & Son brings the horological brilliance to the new peaks. DTE watch is a masterpiece of proportions and harmony. It is well balanced with its perfect symmetry and when we will fit it with the technical vision, we get a quintessence of watchmaking. The perfectly polished surfaces give the play of light effect.

Arnold & Son - DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time for 2015

You might be asking, why there are two crowns ? Well, the Arnold & Son DTE watch brings back to life the long-lived tradition of the double-movements in the new, unique 21st century style. In this case, a two time zone indicators can be easily set apart thanks to the separate setting mechanisms. Each of these mechanisms has its own tourbillon escapement and the gear train. This makes the timepiece really efficient and decent in use. It features a minutes and hours of the local time, but it also indicates hours and minutes of a second time zone. Everything can be set separately, therefore affords the wearer to have always the precise time of the both local time and second time zones. The time is displayed by two blued minute and hour hands on both dials. The dial situated at 12 o’clock features the Roman numerals, where the dial at 6 o’clock is scaled with the Arabic numerals.

The multi-levelled dial giving the incredible depth impression is a thing that can’t be missed, when we talk about this watch. Some may say that such dial doesn’t match to the elegant piece, but when we set together this multi-levelled dial to the sophistication of the mechanical mastery – Double Tourbillon Escapement and the rest things building this watch, I think it completely fits in very well. But, it is the matter of each person’s taste.

Arnold & Son - DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time for 2015

Arnold & Son DTE watch is brought to life with its all functions thanks to the nickel-silver A&S8513 movement combining the mechanical charm and perfection. It is treated with the remarkable decorative finishings, inter alia the hand-chamfered bridges, polished edges and the effective Cotes de Geneve rayonnantes. By the technical aspect, A&S8513 movement offers the incredible 90 hours of power reserve thanks to the double barrels. It works at 21,600 vib/h. There is a see through sapphire case back.

Tourbillon with 18K white gold bridges, satin-finished and mirror-polished surface, tourbillon cage

This timepiece is limited to just 28 pieces. It is offered with the brown or black alligator leather strap.

The specifications:

– Diameter : 43.50mm
– Material : 18K white gold
– Cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
– See through sapphire case back
– Water resistance : 100 meters

– Calibre : A&S8513
– Mechanical, hand-wound
– Jewels : 42
– Power reserve : 90 hours
– Double barrel
– Frequency : 21,600 vib/h
– Functions : local and GMT (hours and minutes), double tourbillon

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