Watches and Wonders 2024: Arnold & Son’s new Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeletons and Longitude Titanium references

Limited to 28-pieces each, the new editions in the Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeleton appears in red gold and platinum
Arnold & Son’s offerings for Watches and Wonders 2024 are the two new Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeletons which are bringing back the line’s precision and slimness. The references are encased in a 41.5 mm red gold or platinum case. The other launches by the brand are Longitude Titanium iterations in three different dial colour. 
Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeleton

Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeleton Platinum

Equipped with one of the slimmest skeleton tourbillon calibres, the two new references in the line are crafted in either 5N rose gold (Ref. 1UTBR.Z01A.C246R) or PT 950 platinum (Ref. 1UTBX.Z01A.C245X) and features a 41.5mm case. The skeleton dials of the timepieces shows the 1-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, beating the manual winding calibre A&S8320, which boasts around 100-hour power reserve. A more detailed look at the tourbillon cage shows the double arrow supporting the lender triangular carriage; the arrowhead on the escape wheel indicates seconds, as the carriage completes one rotation per minute. On the upper half is the partially skeletonised white opal dial at 12 o’clock featuring Roman hour markers and hands.

Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeleton Rose Gold

The watches are finished with hand-stitched blue (rose gold) or brown (platinum) alligator leather straps with black alligator leather lining. The timepieces are water resistant up to 30 metres. The watches are 28-piece limited edition each and are priced at Rs. 67,97,000 (approx.) and Rs. 78,75,000 (approx.) in the aforementioned order. 

Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeleton Movement

Longitude Titanium 

Longitude Titanium with Kingsand gold dial (Ref. 1LTAT.J01A.N001U)

Inspired by John Arnold’s birthplace, the new Longitude Titanium references features a vertical satin-finished dial in three variations -  kingsand gold (Ref. 1LTAT.J01A.N001U), which is a limited edition of 88 pieces, ocean blue (Ref. 1LTAT.U01A.N001U), and fern green PVD (Ref. 1LTAT.F01A.N001U). The dials of the 42.5mm titanium timepieces show a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, and a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. The hands and hour markers are either rhodium-plated or golden finish, and are applied with Super-LumiNova. 

Powering the iterations is the COSC certified automatic calibre A&S6302, beating at frequency of 4Hz and boasting a 60-hour power reserve. The watches are fitted with an interchangeable titanium bracelet, and are also offered with blue or green rubber straps. The timepieces are water resistant up to 100 metres. 

The price of the Longitude Titanium kingsand gold model is Rs. 20,64,000 (approx.), while the other two models are priced at Rs. 19,64,000 (approx.)

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