ARNOLD & SON TB88 True Beat
ARNOLD & SON TB88 True Beat

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Year
2012
Type
Watch
Category
Hand-wound mechanical
Case
Gold
Diameter
43-48 mm
Water-resistant
<30m
Bracelet/strap
Alligator/Crocodile
Functions/Complications
- Setting
- Small seconds

TB88 True Beat

Heir to the noble British watchmaking traditions, the Arnold & Son TB88 is entirely in line with the prestigious creations by the famous 18th century English horologist John Arnold. It revives the magic of marine chronometry in a wristwatch size. The TB88 True Beat is distinguished by its Manufacture-made true beat seconds movement which is so impressive that it has been inverted or “turned inside out” so as to reveal through the front the beauty of its symmetrical “double 8” architecture, its 16 bridges, its large balance and its two barrels. Finally, true beat seconds mark time in jerking motion as a tribute to the first chronometer, n° 36, now displayed at the National Maritime Museum in London.
Movement
Hand-wound, Manufacture Calibre A&S5003, independent-lever true beat seconds system, two series-coupled barrels, Breguet balance-spring, 18,000 vib/h, 32 jewels, over 100-hour power reserve, black ruthenium or grey NAC finish, hand-chamfered and decorated bridges.
Functions
Hours, minutes, true beat small seconds
Case
18K pink gold or stainless steel, 46 mm Bezel in gemset or non-gemset versions Domed sapphire crystal with multiple anti-reflective treatments and transparent back Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM
Dial
Openworked dial Balance at 4.30 True beat small seconds at 7.30 Gilded or silver-toned hands
Bracelet/strap
Black alligator with 18K pink gold or steel pin buckle