Arnold & Son extends its Instrument Collection by presenting
two new versions of its UTTE tourbillon. With the &S8200
movement measuring just 2.97 mm thick and the final cased watch a
mere 8.34 mm, the UTTE is one of the thinnest tourbillon wristwatch
ever produced. The calibre A&S8200 was developed designed and
manufactured entirely in house at the brand's La Chaux-de-Fonds
The UTTE is part of Arnold & Son's Instrument Collection,
wherein timepieces are easily identified by their dial design, with
off-center position of the hours and minutes to allow for the
display of other complications without one overlapping the other.
The UTTE follows this design aesthetic, with the spherical
tourbillon occupying the lower portion of the dial. The alluring,
timeless lines of the stepped 42 mm case, which tapers from the top
to the bottom, imbue this watch with an austere elegance.
The dial of the UTTE has a complex multilevel structure with
three different finishes that offer breathtaking depth and
dimension. The two new models share the same dial design but with a
different finish in order to complement the respective case
material. The palladium version has a light-grey and silvery
opaline dial while the 18-carat red gold version has a
silvery-white and silvery opaline dial.
The UTTE is a masterful demonstration of elegant design and
superb technical prowess. The ultra-thin A&S8200 movement - and
the ultimate UTTE watch - is the result of several years of
research and development, and boasts important features and
functions. In fact, when the brand embarked on the creation of an
additional tourbillon, Arnold & Son's team of watchmakers and
engineers determined that the end result should possess unique
features that would set it apart in the watch world: It had to be
at the same time thin, boast a big and three-dimensional tourbillon
cage and have a long power reserve.
Utilizing the most cutting-edge technology, Arnold & Son
pushed the creative envelope to achieve this goal - thus developing
an exceptional timepiece. The UTTE has a movement that is just 2.97
mm thick and a case thickness of only 8.34 mm, making the UTTE one
of the thinnest tourbillon watches on the market.
Additionally, while the movement diameter is 32 mm, the
tourbillon cage is a massive 14 mm in diameter - thus occupying
almost half of the movement space for impressive visual appeal. To
add further dramatic beauty to this already impressive watch,
Arnold & Son created a totally spherical tourbillon cage - one
devoid of any flat surfaces - for a magnificent three-dimensional
aesthetic effect. In fact, the flying tourbillon cage is not inset
into the calibre, but instead rises out of the movement, through
the dial, and achieves the same height as the hour and minute
hands. With an eye toward every detail, and the desire for
harmonious appeal, the watchmakers removed all visible screws so
the spherical tourbillon cage appears beautifully balanced. The
only visible screws are on the regulator.
Finally, to ensure a long power reserve of at least 90 hours,
the brand implemented two barrels to offer more constant force and
unprecedented power reserve for an ultra-thin tourbillon.
UTTE is created in either 18-carat red gold or palladium (a rare
alloy in the watch world). Each movement is finished in a colour to
complement the case colour, and each features a differentCôtes de
Genèvepattern. The 18-carat red gold case watch houses the movement
treated in rhodium and decorated withCôtes de Genèverayonnantes.
The tourbillon bridge of the 18-carat red gold UTTE is entirely
hand-engraved by Arnold & Son's master engraver. The palladium
UTTE version houses a NAC grey treated movement decorated with a
straightCôtes de Genèvepattern for a bold, contemporary appeal.