Arnold & Son : A head-turning inverted movement


Movement : mechanical hand-wound Calibre A&S5003, independent lever true beat seconds system Case : pink gold or steel Diameter : 46mm Functions : hours, minutes, deadbeat small seconds Water resistance : 30m Strap : black alligator leather

A true beat seconds Manufacture movement so impressive that it has been inverted so as to reveal the beauty of its symmetrical double-eight structure through the front : such is the main characteristic of the new TB88. Heir to the grand British horological tradition, this watch revives the magic of the marine chronometer. Available in pink gold or steel versions, this model belongs to the proud lineage of prestigious achievements by the famous 18th century watchmaker John Arnold, and pays tribute to the first chronometer : the No. 36 model now displayed at the National Maritime Museum in London.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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