Yesterday TVG was invited to the Park Hyatt in Sydney for a very special showcase of Arnold & Son watches.
Distributed in Australia by Mad Associates (who also look after Bomberg and SevenFriday), Arnold & Son are a boutique manufacturer specialising in skeletonised movements and sophisticated complications, produced at the La Joux-Perret watch manufacture in Switzerland.
For such a young brand, Arnold & Son’s operation is especially impressive having realised two new movements per year, designing new movements for new models, not adapting existing movements as many other brands do. Their watches feature in-house movements across the entire range, and when you look at the price, against build quality, hand finishing, exclusivity and captivating designs, they really are one of the most alluring brands on the market today.
The thing that makes me really enthusiast about Arnold & Son is the choice of materials, particularly steel. Arnold & Son is one of the few brands that regularly releases its key models in both steel and gold, making the range far more accessible for lovers of mechanical watches. We viewed some incredible watches (with incredible price tags) yesterday but it was the more affordable models that wowed me. The Arnold & Son Nebula, released at Basel this year, is one of the most awe-inspiring and visually entrancing packages I’ve ever been presented, and in steel comes in under $20,000. For those spending in that price range it presents considerable value.
Finishing lunch we had a short preview of Angelus, a brand I was previously unfamiliar with, also produced at La Joux-Perret. Their ultra-skeletonized tourbillons are also built to be marvelled at, capturing the beauty of mechanics by constructing the movement on a piece of crystal.
You can view the full collection at Arnold and Son. For purchase enquiries head to Mad Associates.
And to end the day we checked out three novelties from Angelus Watches.