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Arnold & Son Debuts New Double Tourbillon Jade Timepiece

To celebrate the start of the new year in the traditional Chinese astrological calendar, Arnold & Son has embodied the year of the Water Tiger in an expressive new 8-piece limited-edition version of the Perpetual Moon timepiece, featuring a golden tiger on the prowl. In the background, a waterfall symbolizes the element that tempers this feline’s ferocious energy. The highly refined and symbolic scene is the result of consummate craftsmanship and the wide range of precious gemstones and materials...

The Tourbillon, the Supreme Complication in Luxury Watchmaking

What is the tourbillon, and how is it significant in watch design? We look at one of the most ingenious ‘complications’ ever invented The tourbillon, now over 200 years old, is one of the most exquisite and complex mechanisms ever conceived. Intended to solve a problem in time-keeping by the application of physics, it became an engineering challenge which still absorbs watchmakers – and fascinates collectors. It was on June 26th in 1801, or as...

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