Arnold & Son - Arnold & Son, Globetrotter 1WTAS.S01A.D137S
Arnold & Son - Arnold & Son, Globetrotter 1WTAS.S01A.D137S

Arnold & Son, Globetrotter 1WTAS.S01A.D137S

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Arnold & Son, Globetrotter 1WTAS.S01A.D137S

Globetrotter, the reinterpretation of the world time complication

 

In the 18th century, John Arnold made a name for itself by creating some of the most precise marine chronometers, fundamental navigation instruments to determine longitude on seas. Times have changed as have the needs of the voyagers. For them, Arnold & Son created the Globetrotter, a timepiece on the move from a time zone to another.

 

Inspired by John Arnold’s high-precision marine chronometers, the Globetrotter reimagines the world time function in a sculptural way.Held by a large central arched bridge spanning the entire diameter of the dial, the Globetrotter’s three-dimensional terrestrial dome takes centre stage. At 45 mm wide and 17.23 mm at its highest point, the Globetrotter features one of the world’s largest rotating world time display on a wristwatch.

 

The Globetrotter’s dome depicts a spectacular view of the Earth’s northern hemisphere. Starting with a rounded piece of brass, the layers of the oceans and continents are brought out by chemical etching, and their upper surfaces are polished. The mountainous areas are sandblasted to create visual depth, then the oceans are lacquered by hand with different deep blue tones. The hemisphere is finally treated with several layers of translucent lacquer and then polished.

 

Seemingly floating above a silvery-white opaline dial with Roman numerals for the hours and a circular brushed chapter ring for the minutes, the world time display is surrounded by a 24-hour sapphire disk fixed to the same bridge that holds the hemisphere. The world time makes one complete rotation every 24 hours.

 

Entirely developed and manufactured by Arnold & Son, the calibre A&S6022 features an automatic winding system providing a power reserve of 45 hours. The NAC grey treated movement is decorated with utmost finishing; like the bridges that are polished, chamfered and finished with Côtes de Genève stripes or the oscillating weight which is skeletonized, engraved and treated with ADLC black and NAC grey to obtain a two-tone appearance using a matt straight-grained finish.

 

Intuitive to read and easy to adjust, the Globetrotter features a three-position crown system. The first position winds the movement, the second corrects the local time (hours hand) and the latter sets hours and minutes hands as well as the world time. Both local and world time can be adjusted forwards and backward. Hours and minutes hands, filled with red lacquer to enhance legibility, are placed under the hemisphere as if circling in its periphery.

 

The Globetrotter, housed in a stainless steel case of 45 mm in diameter, demonstrates Arnold & Son’s unique aesthetic and manufacturing expertise to create timepieces that are unlike any other.

Technical specifications

Globetrotter 
 
Functions hours, minutes, world times (24 hours)
 
Movement 
Calibre A&S6022, self-winding mechanical
Jewels 29
Diameter 39.00 mm
Thickness 6.55 mm
Power reserve 45 hours 
Frequency 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Decoration mainplate: grey NAC-treated, circular-grained finishes 
  bridges: Côtes de Genève stripes radiating from centre, hand-
polished and chamfered, NAC-treated 
  wheels: circular satin-brushed and rhodium-plated
    screws: bevelled and mirror-polished
oscillating weight: laser-engraved pattern, grey NAC two-tone,  
skeletonised, matt straight-grained finish
 
Dial opaline silver, circular brushed
 
Terrestrial dome continents: chemical engraving, circular satin-brushed, galvanised
oceans: hand-applied deep blue lacquer
24-hour ring: sapphire
 
Case
Material stainless steel
Diameter 45.00 mm
Crystal dome in curved sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on
both sides 
Back sapphire crystal 
Water resistance 30 metres / 100 feet
 
Strap
Material hand-aged blue calf leather
Clasp pin buckle in stainless steel
 
Reference 1WTAS.S01A.D137S
 

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