Arnold & Son Adapts English Elements of the Past in New Timepieces

  • Arnold & Son HMS1 Royal Blue
  • Arnold & Son HMS1 Royal Blue

The aesthetic codes of Arnold & Son’s HMS1 Royal Blue can be traced directly to a pocket watch built by the 18th-century English watchmaker John Arnold. Although Arnold’s contributions to watchmaking rest primarily in his pursuit of accurate chronometers for shipboard navigation, this particular pocket watch, housed in gold and vibrant blue enamel, represented a stylistic shift from the overly embellished pieces of the previous era. The new HMS1 Royal Blue ($16,860) captures the classical look in rose gold with a lacquered blue dial over a guilloche base, an approximation of the flinqué enamel style that is the hallmark of so many truly valuable vintage watches. (213.622.1716, www.arnoldandson.com)

From Around the Web...
The Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon uses a boom-like retrograde minutes display…
A carbon resin–coated case and pink-gold plate are complemented by a strapping calfskin weave…
Wrought in white gold, only eight examples of the precious timepiece will be produced…
215 years ago today, Abraham Louis-Breguet patented a complication that changed watchmaking forever…
The 170-year-old watchmaker introduces new watches inspired by the sea and sailing…
With each case carved from a single sapphire, only eight examples will be made…
The Reverso One High Jewelry in white gold draws inspiration from early Reverso models of the 1930s…
Dad will be punctual and the epitome of posh with these timepieces from the world’s top horologists…
The latest Millenary models from Audemars Piguet were inspired by the brand’s famous Tradition of...
With its Atelier Reverso customization program, Jaeger-LeCoultre offers a range of dial and strap...