Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Arnold & Son Made the World’s Thinnest Tourbillon Watch

Arnold & Son Made the World’s Thinnest Tourbillon Watch

The brand new model of Arnold & Son is officially Tourbilion world's thinnest sample. A new model is called Ultra Thin Tourbillon escapement (abbreviated Utte). Thickness of the mechanism of this model is a record low and is only 2.97mm. Previous recorder thickness was 3.5 mm, which was a model of Piaget mechanism. Another improvement over the old recorder is an energy reserve that the new Utte has a massive 80 hours which is almost twice more than 44 hours of Piaget.

Of course, there are similarities between the two models. That is, both flying tourbillon mechanism has no bridges over which they hold the rotating cage. Utte cage model itself is spherical and hence without the flat portions, and as a final step to ensure the best possible view of the Tourbilion was elevated to the mechanism. The dial is at the same height as the hour and minute.

A & S8200 caliber be installed in two versions, each of which is hand made in only 50 pieces of 18 carat red gold edition. A white version will be plated with Côtes de Genève Cifer, while the other version will be, which will also be a limited edition of 50 pieces, palladium version is light gray with Côtes de Genève Cifer. For both models have a diameter of 42 mm and a thickness of only 8.34mm, sapphire, of course, and the cover mechanism.

In today's world of horology, where larger, more complicated, faster clocks, but may be a good idea to do something very specific, something ultra-thin.

Arnold & Son Made the World’s Thinnest Tourbillon Watch
Arnold & Son Ultra Thin Tourbillon Escapement