The British Masters in Timekeeping: A Pictorial

Part 2 of 4 – Arnold & Son Marine Timekeeper I

by Michael Sandler

Case / Dial

Case Composition: 18K red gold, three parts
Crystal/Bezel: Flat, sapphire, bezel secured by 6 screws
Crown: Screw-down
Caseback: Secured by 6 screws
Water Resistance: 660 feet
Diameter: 38.0 millimeters
Thickness: 11.5 millimeters
Hands: 18K red gold hour and minute hands, blued steel second hand and power reserve indicator



Calibre: Arnold & Son No. 294, manual winding
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve
Power Reserve: approx. 7 days (168 hours)
Diameter: 26.0 millimeters
Thickness: 3.90 millimeters
Frequency: 21,600 alternations per hour
Components: Kif shock protection, glucydur balance, 18 jewels, plate type balance spring
Misc: Cotes de Geneve decorated, adjusted to five positions
Note: I have contacted the distributor for this watch to request more information on the base movement used in this watch. Some of the literature claims the movement is of in-house origin, this has not been confirmed. I have also requested information as to the specifics of the plate type balance spring.


Release Year: 1997
Retail Price: US$ 9,900

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