It is not often that we at aBlogtoWatch write three articles on the same timepiece, but the UTTE gets that treatment. At Baselworld 2013 Arnold & Son released this watch as the world’s (current) thinnest tourbillon. We debuted the UTTE watch for you here. “UTTE” stands for “ultra thin tourbillon escapement,” and it certainly is. Arnold & Son narrowly beat Piaget to production of the thinnest tourbillon ever. Being the most thin isn’t really that important to us. What is important is that the watch is very wearable, and very attractive.
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Perhaps you’ve noticed that over that last few years Arnold & Son has seriously become one of the top classic, yet avant garde watch brands to keep a close eye on. This demographic consists of brands such as Breguet, F.P. Journe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and others. While each of these brands is distinct, the offer products which share a common theme…
Just because BaselWorld is almost over doesn’t mean we’ve seen everything yet. Today we stopped by Arnold and Son and I was blown away by their UTTE, which stands for Ultra-thin Tourbillon Escapement.
Although I had seen images of the timepiece, it was on the short list of watches I was extremely eager to get my hands on at the Baselworld watch show. Inspired by the design of ornate clocks, the movement was a beautifully symmetrical mechanism with an open skeletonized design that emphasized aesthetic achievements as well as open views watch lovers and novice alike can enjoy with ease.
The trend of watches getting ever chunkier year after year seems to live on without disturbance – but the race for the ultimate in finesse and subtle elegance can be just as stirring as well and the manufacture of Arnold & Son is here to prove that point by releasing something to excite those who admire such fine treats of horology. With their double-balance and earlier on with the inside-out watches they made it pretty clear that they are everything but shy when it comes to reaching beyond the strict frontiers of fine watch making.
Arnold & Son have announced two new watches, the DBS and DBG. Both offering double balance movements that feature independent time displays for sidereal time (DBS) or an alternate time zone (DBG)…
Now here is an interesting new watch that I wasn’t expecting from UK based Arnold & Son. The concept is that the movement is “inside out,” well sort of. Basically what you see on the dial is typically what you would see on the rear of the watch. Arnold & Son isn’t the first to […]
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