Arnold & Son continues to bring its unique perspective to time throughout the world, with the Globetrotter platinum that pays a wonderful tribute to the explorers of the 18th century.
Aboard the ships of the British Navy, John Arnold’s chronometers were essential tools for exploring the world, travelling and discovering new horizons. On the latest Globetrotter, the appliques indexes on two planes are faceted with a touch of Super-LumiNova. The lower part of the dial encompassing the world map is in mother-of-pearl tinted in graduated shades of blue. The universal hours ring is in transparent sapphire crystal. Local times are indicated by red arrows pointing to the markers, while world times can be read off by visualising imaginary longitudes from the jewel in the central bridge to the 24-hour ring.
On the globe, America, Eurasia and Africa above the equator are represented with a wealth of detail. This polished and rhodium-plated land mass has been sculpted from a single piece. The relief of the mountain ranges is highlighted by a matt finish. The oceans, hand-painted with several layers of lacquer, are given intense depth and radiance by blue pigments enriched with powdered mother-of-pearl. The coastlines, in a lighter shade of blue and enriched with Super-LumiNova, shine at night and further accentuate the relief of this small hand-crafted work of art.
The Globetrotter Platinum is powered by the automatic A&S6022 movement which, like all those produced by Arnold & Son, was entirely developed, manufactured, decorated, assembled, adjusted and cased-up at the brand’s Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Its 22-carat gold oscillating weight features a skeletonised ‘Clous de Paris’ guilloché motif. The movement is also decorated with traditional fine watchmaking motifs: a circular-grained main plate, Côtes de Genève stripes radiating from the centre, satin-finished wheels, polished and chamfered screws.
It also features a specific NAC finish – a type of plating that uses precious metals similar to platinum. This creates a particularly high-quality anthracite finish that perfectly matches the Globetrotter Platinum’s 950 platinum case, both in terms of colour and character.
hours, minutes, world time (24-hour ring)
CALIBRE A&S6022 – WORLDTIMER
Pt 950 platinum
mother-of-pearl in graduated shades of blue, three-dimensional appliques in 18-carat rhodium-plated gold with Super-LumiNova
24-hour ring: sapphire crystal with hour decals
continents: rhodium-plated and polished with matt mountain range detailing
oceans: hand-painted, blue lacquer and powdered mother-of-pearl
shorelines: hand-painted, blue lacquer and powdered mother-of-pearl mixed with Super-LumiNova
bridge: 18-carat rhodium-plated gold, polished and satin-finished on the sides
Hand-stitched blue alligator skin, raspberry-pink alligator-skin lining
Pt 950 platinum and titanium folding clasp
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