The Métiers d’Art Dragon Editions contain a dial that is made up of layers of paint and color that create a sense of three-dimensional depth. As Philippe Boven of Arnold & Son explains: “The art of hand-painting miniatures takes many years of concentrated practice to perfect, and these exquisite dragons presented our specialists with an ideal opportunity to showcase their skills.”
Each unique piece boasts a different Arnold & Son in-house movement: the HM Dragon, with the ultra-thin A&S1001 movement with over 90 hours of power reserve; and the UTTE, featuring the ultra-thin tourbillon calibre A&S8200 with a one-minute flying tourbillon and over 90 hours of power reserve. The movements are housed in 18-karat rose gold and 18-karat red gold cases, respectively, with black alligator straps. Pictured is the UTTE model.
About Arnold & Son
Dating back to 1764, John Arnold began the Arnold and Son dynasty in London, where he designed watches for wealthy clientele including royalty. His success skyrocketed after Arnold presented the smallest repeating watch ever made to King George III. With his patents for a detent escapement, bimetallic balance and helical balance spring, Arnold was one of the most inventive watchmakers of his day. Today, both the Royal collection and Instrument collection tell a story reflecting the brand’s legacy of opulent artistry and innovation.