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Arnold & Son’s Globetrotter
The Globetrotter reimagines the world-time complication as a modern-day navigational instrument.
Just as Arnold & Son’s marine chronometers accompanied early explorers on their journeys – including James Cook to the Pacific Ocean and Sir John Franklin to the icy waters of Northern Canada – the Globetrotter world timer is designed for today’s globetrotting adventurers. Part of the Arnold & Son Instrument collection, the central focus of the watch is a large arched bridge that spans and supports a three-dimensional domed dial. This world time dome depicts the Earth’s continents and oceans from the North Pole and is made of brass, textured by chemical etching with a mask, followed by polishing and lacquering. The globe rotates, along with a transparent 24-hour ring that lines up with the red hour hand to indicate the second time zone.
Movement: Exclusive mechanical automatic A&S6022 calibre, 29 jewels, 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz), hand chamfered bridges and polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, dial plate NAC treated with large circular finishing, circular satin-finished wheels, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads, 45-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, 3D world-time indication on the earth
Case: Stainless steel, 45 mm diameter and 6.55 mm thickness. Cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire back. Water resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft)
Dial: Central globe crafted from a rounded piece of brass that is shaped, via chemical etching, and then polished to resemble the Earth’s continents and oceans. The mountainous areas are sandblasted to create depth, and the oceans lacquered blue
Bracelet/Strap: Hand-aged blue calf leather
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