If you are into history, mechanical watches, and design, there is just too much to enjoy in this gorgeous creation. You might hate it or just love it, but yes you can
see right through the detailed, colorful, and symmetrical mechanical movement. From a size and functionality perspective, the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid ref. 1TPAR.S01A.C124A in 18k red gold and the ref. 1TPAS.S01A.C124S in steel are the same. The only difference is the finishing on the movement (the movement is “NAC grey treated” for a darker color in the steel model), and the price.
At 44.6mm wide, the Time Pyramid doesn’t wear “huge” because, first of all, it lacks a crown on the side. Going with the awesome obsession with symmetry, Arnold & Son designed the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid with a crown at 6 o’clock. The steel version is even more subdued because of its greater focus on being closer to monochromatic with its mostly gray and silver colored components. The Arnold & Son Time Pyramid in 18k red gold sticks out a bit more due to the case material and brass gears in the movement.
The movement is the in-house produced caliber A&S1615 manually wound movement with about 90 hours of power reserve operating at 21,600 bph. The A&S1615 movement has two mainspring barrels. One of them kicks in as the primary mainspring winds down and loses torque. At that point, the secondary mainspring kick is to preserve isochronism This roughly means that the movement design is meant to preserve accuracy as power winds down in the spring that powers it.
In steel, the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid has very much the same personality as the gold model, but in a slightly more discreet yet equally visually fascinating manner. What will motivate many people about the watch is of course its more accessible price. Whereas the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid in 18k red gold retails for $40,035, the ref. 1TPAS.S01A.C124S Time Pyramid in stainless steel is priced at $29,850.
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