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CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 46 mm in diameter
DIAL: Skeletonized with a brushed grey chapter ring with applied wedge-shaped hour markers and white printed minutes track
BRACELET MATERIAL: Original brown textured leather with Arnold & Son tang buckle
MAX. BRACELET SIZE: 8 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind with two mainspring barrels and tourbillon
CALIBER: A&S 8600
Arnold & Son is a British company producing haute horology watches in Switzerland. It is named after famous 18th century British watchmaker John Arnold. The present example is based on the movement layout of a chronometer he made that is now housed in the National Maritime Museum in the UK. The movement is made of rose gold, with two mainspring barrels and a tourbillon in a layout that has most of its parts showing from the front. The present example is number 24 of 28 produced. Accompanied with an Arnold & Son box and a certificate of guarantee booklet.
PROPERTY OF A MISSOURI GENTLEMAN
Condition of watch is new/unworn. There may be scratches visible under a loupe in the case from handling. The strap does not appear to have been worn. Movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that there is no guarantee on the future working of the movement. Overall, the present example is in mint condition.
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