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DSTB (Dial Side True Beat)

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What is a true beat? According to the Berner dictionary a.k.a. the watchmaker’s bible, it’s a “large hand in the centre of the dial which jumps once per second and can be stopped whilst the watch continues to work.” However, we should mention that the true beat is an increasingly rare complication which is probably one of the reasons why Arnold&Son has showcased it in this piece to celebrate its 250th anniversary. The independent seconds with a slim blue seconds hand sits at 11 o’ clock on the sapphire disc which appears to hover above the grey dial with circular enamelling.  The hours and minutes lie at 4 o’ clock on a lacquered dial with black Roman numerals and two blue hands with hollow tips. The time is brought to life by the self-winding A&S6003 calibre (which also provides a 50-hour power reserve) housed in the 43.5mm rose gold case. Price: 44,928 CHF

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