One watch maker which is making strong waves in the world of haute horologie, is Arnold & Son, who have introduced several new timepieces by replicating history in their own unique way. The recent spate of luxury watches from them include the Royal Collection, Time pyramid, the Instrument collection and DBS watch. Now inspired by the watches created by John Arnold for King George III, The HMS Victory Set is now on the horizon to be admired by the brand's collectors. Showcasing their usual mastery of engraving with surreal accuracy, the series has sets of 3 watches. The total number of these sets will be limited to just 28 in all.
The HMS Victory is known to be one of the most famous British ships during the era of the monarchy at its peak. The ship is known to have participated in historic wars such as the French Revolutionary war, the American war of Independence and the Battle of Trafalgar over a span of over 40 years. Now the history of the ship is being documented in part atleast, in the intricately worked watch series called HMS Victory Set. The 3 watches will be display 3 historic scenes from the past. The first one would show sunlight breaking through the clouds, the second shows the HMS Victory firing away and capturing the French Fleet of ships, and the 3rd shows a shot of the interior of the ship with a gun-deck in sight.
Technically speaking, the watches will be powered with the help of the company developed A&S 1001 movement which is a hand wound mechanical movement with 21 jewels, with a power reserve of 80 hours and a beating rate of 21,600 vibrations an hour. Decorations within the casing include the nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: manually chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws. The casing itself is an 18K rose gold structure, which is 40 mm wide, and protected by anti-reflective sapphire crystal coating. The strapping is stitched brown or black alligator leather.
Via: Arnold & Son