Having first appeared in Red Gold, Arnold & Son have updated their Globetrotter featuring a steel case that co-ordinates perfectly with the large bridge spanning the world map of the northern hemisphere.
The Globetrotter Steel preserves the Earth’s half-globe and sapphire crystal ring, which together make it possible to read the time north of the equator. A choice of two dials is available. One in tonal blue, lacquered, with sunburst decoration, in an exclusive series of only 88 pieces. The other, in silvery white, also lacquered and with sunburst decoration, with no limit on the number of pieces.
Arnold & Son has designed a watch with harmonious, sleek lines. The case forms a continuous line from the strap to the sapphire crystal dome suspended above the dial. This large transparent hemisphere follows the line of the steel arch bridge that sets the Globetrotter collection apart from all other timepieces. This arch is openworked with a satin finish on all its flat surfaces, chamfered and polished by hand.
The hemisphere was the guiding principle for the design, requiring a certain amount of space. Everything resting above the equator, including America, Eurasia and Africa, is all visible in a wealth of detail. The model is a one-of-a-kind sculpture, the continents first rhodium-plated and polished. In contrast, mountain ranges are rendered matt. The oceans are hand-painted with numerous layers of lacquer in blue pigments, enriched with mother-of-pearl powder which imparts exceptional depth and shine. In a lighter tone enriched with Super-LumiNova, the shorelines stand out at night, further accentuating the textured elements of this miniature showcase of manual craftsmanship.
The Globetrotter Steel is equipped with the Maison’s A&S6022 self-winding calibre. Like all Arnold & Son movements, it has been fully developed, manufactured, decorated, assembled, adjusted and fitted at its factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The oscillating weight with a Clous de Paris guilloché pattern is skeletonized and NAC coated, bringing its hue closer to that of the movement. The A&S6022 calibre is decorated according to traditional fine watchmaking motifs: pearlized main plate, sunburst Côtes de Genève bridges, satin-finished wheels, and chamfered and polished screws. The specific finish used for this model is its very special NAC treatment.
Functions hours and minutes, world hours (24-hour ring)
Calibre A&S6022, self-winding mechanism
Diameter 39.00 mm
Thickness 6.55 mm
Power reserve 45 hours
Frequency 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Decoration main plate: circular-grained and NAC coated
bridges: chamfered and polished, NAC coated sunburst Côtes de Genève
wheels: circular, rhodium-plated satin finish
screws: bevelled and mirror polished
oscillating weight: engraved and skeletonized, ADLC and NAC coated
Dial lacquered, brushed sunburst
tonal blue or opaline, Roman numeral transfers
24-hour ring sapphire crystal with hour transfers
Earth’s dome continents: polished sculpture with mattified mountain range details
oceans: hand-painted, blue lacquer and mother-of-pearl powder
shores: hand-painted, blue lacquer, mother-of-pearl powder and Super-LumiNova
bridge: steel, chamfered, polished and satin-brushed
Material stainless steel
Diameter 45.00 mm
Crystal domed sapphire, anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Back sapphire crystal, anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance 30 metres/100ft
Material hand-stitched blue alligator leather
Buckle pin, stainless steel
Reference blue: 1WTAS.U01C.C155S
Limited edition blue: 88 pieces
opaline: not limited
Worldwide blue: CHF 18,900 before tax (subject to change)
retail price opaline: CHF 17,900 before tax (subject to change)
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