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World Time

Globetrotter Steel

Offering unparalleled aesthetics, this “world time” complication watch harnesses all the design skills and finishing dexterity at Arnold & Son.

Limited to 88 pieces.

A bridge across the world

The Globetrotter adds to the prestigious lineage of marine chronometers that John Arnold created for the British Navy in the 18th century, instruments of precision and time telling renowned the world over.

After revisiting the aesthetic with the Globetrotter Gold, Arnold & Son returns once more with the steel version of its world time watch. The Globetrotter Steel preserves the Earth’s half-globe and sapphire crystal ring, which together make it possible to read the time north of the equator.

Technical Specifications

Reference: 1WTAS.U01C.C153S
hours and minutes, world hours (24-hour ring)
39.00 mm
6.55 mm
Power reserve:
45 hours
4 Hz / 28,800 vph
lacquered, brushed sunburst
tonal blue, Roman numeral transfers
24-hour ring
sapphire crystal with hour transfers
Dome of the earth
polished sculpture with mattified mountain range details
hand-painted, blue lacquer and mother-of-pearl powder
hand-painted, blue lacquer, mother-of-pearl powder and Super-LumiNova
steel, chamfered, polished and satin-brushed
stainless steel
45 mm
17.26 mm
domed sapphire, with an anti-reflective coating on both sides
sapphire crystal, with an anti-reflecting coating
Water resistance:
3 bar (30 metres/100 feet)
blue alligator leather, hand-stitched
pin buckle, stainless steel

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Arched and slender

Arnold & Son has designed a watch with harmonious, sleek lines. The case forms a continuous line from the strap to the sapphire crystal dome suspended above the dial. This large transparent hemisphere follows the line of the steel arch bridge that sets the Globetrotter collection apart from all other timepieces. This arch is openworked with a satin finish on all its flat surfaces, chamfered and polished by hand. The slender chords rest on two feet fixed with screws, like a stylised bridge spanning two banks. Here it reaches across half of the world, the most densely inhabited part of the earth: the northern hemisphere.

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Vast and detailed

At 45mm, the Globetrotter Steel has a large case. The hemisphere was the guiding principle for the design, requiring a certain amount of space. Everything resting above the equator, including America, Eurasia and Africa, is all visible in a wealth of detail. The model is a one-of-a-kind sculpture, the continents first rhodium-plated and polished. In contrast, mountain ranges are rendered matt. The oceans are hand-painted with numerous layers of lacquer in blue pigments, enriched with mother-of-pearl powder which imparts exceptional depth and shine. In a lighter tone enriched with Super-LumiNova, the shorelines stand out at night, further accentuating the textured elements of this miniature showcase of manual craftsmanship. Arnold & Son also offer the southern hemisphere and can customise the world map of Globetrotter collection pieces to special order.