In honour of the traditional Chinese zodiacal calendar’s new year, Arnold & Son has produced an eight-piece limited series of its high-precision moon-phases model decorated with a buffalo. The year of the Metal Buffalo begins on 12 February 2021 and symbolises appeasement, dialogue and soil fertility. It is thus a powerful and docile animal that is represented on the dial of the Perpetual Moon “Year of the Ox”.
Limited to 8 pieces
Calibre A&S1512, hand-wound mechanical - Power reserve 90 hours - Frequency 3 Hz / 21,600 vibrations/h.
Hours, minutes, moon-phase indication, second moon-phase indication on the back.
Black alligator-skin with glittering specks, red alligator-skin lining, platinum (Pt950) thread, hand-sewn
Pin buckle, 18 carat red gold (5N)
30 m /100 ft
Arnold & Son have installed their large moon in the night-sky that forms the dial of this exceptional time-piece. In a large aperture, a disc turns to show us the age of the heavenly body, the appearance of its crescent and its light. This moon is crafted in mother-of-pearl, its shadows are hand-painted and it is coated with Super-LumiNova.
In the daylight, it is almost white. In the dark, it lights up from within and takes on a new aspect, with details emerging. Further along on this disc, the constellation has been created using the same methods.