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ARNOLD & SON GMT TIMEKEEPER II AUTOMATIC DATE 42MM
SKU:1G2AS.B01A.C01B
Excellent to Like New with box and papers.
Retail: $9,100 USD
Specially Pricec: $6,500 USD
CrAzY PRICE: $5,500 USD

Ref: 1G2AS.B01A.C01B

Excellent condition with box and papers.

About the brand:


John Arnold was born in Cornwall in 1736. His father was a watchmaker and his uncle a gunsmith, which probably explains his early interest in precision engineering and metalwork. A talented craftsman and scholar, he left England for the Netherlands at the age of 19 after completing his apprenticeship to hone his watchmaking skills. He returned two years later speaking excellent German, which stood him in good stead later at the court of George III, and had established himself as a watchmaker of repute in London's Strand by his mid-twenties.

After Arnold presented the smallest repeating watch ever made to King George III and to the court, he rapidly acquired a wealthy clientele. He was one of the most inventive watchmakers of his day and held patents for a detent escapement, bimetallic balance and helical balance spring . Arnold's "No. 36" was the first timepiece to be called a chronometer, a term reserved for unusually precise watches to this day.

Arnold also played a central role in the events of his day. Along with other watchmakers, he addressed the problem of determining longitude, and won several grants and awards offered by the British Parliament. He enjoyed such respect in his profession that he became a close friend of Abraham-Louis Breguet. They exchanged ideas and even entrusted their sons to each other for their apprenticeships.

The ARNOLD & SON GMT TIMEKEEPER II continues with the craftsmanship and ingenuity that has made the company famous world wide.

SPECIFICATIONS:
  • 42mm stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal, solid back and screw down crown both of which are adorned with the Arnold & Son logo. Sleek curved lugs, with screws to retain the brown crocodile strap, give it elegant, but robust, eye appeal. An engraved double pass tang buckle helps to finish the look.
  • Automatic movement powered by caliber 788 with 21 jewels
  • Funciton of Hours, minutes, seconds, date, two GMT sub-dials.
  • Black dial with grey border, applied silver luminous Baton hour-markers, GMT sub-dials, date aperture with cyclops magnification, minutes outer ring; Silver luminous Baton and white and red Baton and Pyramid hands. Outstanding lume!
  • Magnificent wood display box, with outer box and outer cover
  • Water resistant up to 5 ATM
  • 42 hour power reserve
  • Frequency 28,800 A/h

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Feel free to contact me at [email protected] or call 863 800 0247.


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Thanks,
Bruce
[email protected]
863 800 0247
Located in USA


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