Arnold & Son develop and produce their own movements in-house and unlike other watch manufacturers, Arnold & Son develops a new movement for every single model. This year at Baselworld, for their 250th anniversary, Arnold & Son unveils the Technically Advanced Tourbillon Chronograph: the Royal TEC1.
TEC1 – the tourbillon chronograph with an extraordinary blue dial is an exclusive superb avant-garde yet classic new timepiece. The integration of a high-frequency tourbillon, a chronograph and an automatic winding system, in a way that is elegant and technically advanced, was the challenge for Arnold & Son’s Research and Development team in creating this timepiece.
Royal TEC1 comes in three flavors: an 18K red gold version with anthracite dial, a palladium version with a silvery white dial, and a limited edition 18K red gold version with blue lacquered dial.
Gorgeous limited edition red gold model with blue lacquered dial measures 35.00 mm in diameter and 8.83 mm in height – comprises the integrated chronograph with column-wheel actuation and a full rotor for the automatic winding. The large case measures 45 mm in diameter.
This is Arnold & Son’s first hi-beat tourbillon, meaning that the balance wheel in the escapement vibrates with 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz).