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Luna Magna Red Gold
“Year of the Dragon”

Arnold & Son is marking 2024, an auspicious and untroubled year in the traditional Chinese calendar, with a majestic dragon and the artistic crafts.

Limited to 8 pieces.

Ripples of the dragon

Fine watchmaking, miniature sculpture, and gemstone craftsmanship make up the Luna Magna Red Gold “Year of the Dragon”. This limited edition comprising eight pieces features an encounter between a dragon and the moon.

The dragon in this element is a harbinger of calm determination, the natural ardour of the giant reptile tempered by wood. A year of questioning and control, it is also all about negotiation and generosity. These attributes coalesce to make this an eagerly-awaited year, duly celebrated by Arnold & Son with Luna Magna Red Gold “Year of the Dragon”.

Technical Specifications

Reference: 1LMAR.Z02A.C266R
hours, minutes, astronomical moon-phase, moon-phase indicator on the back
37.60 mm
12.00 mm with three-dimensional moon (4.75 mm without moon)
Power reserve:
90 hours
3 Hz / 21,600 vph
18-carat red gold (5N), hand-engraved
white opal with Super-LumiNova
Moon phases
12.00 mm in diameter, onyx and 18-carat red gold (5N)
18K red gold 5N
44 mm
15.90 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)
black alligator leather, lined with hand-stitched red alligator leather
folding clasp, 18K red gold (5N) cover and stirrup, titanium blades

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Resonance of the gems

In the inimitable tradition of decorative horology to which Arnold & Son is deeply attached, this year is dedicated to a “Chinese Zodiac” limited edition in the Luna Magna collection. Two versions are available, each with eight pieces produced, featuring a large moon composed of red gold (5N) and onyx, face to face with an impressive dragon in the same gold. The large dial on which the dragon has landed is in fact a wide disc in the same stone as the three-dimensional moon, namely onyx. The first is blue with veining, and the second smooth, glossy and black. The off-centre dial showing the hours and minutes is in white opal, a signature Arnold & Son gemstone.

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Cambered dragon

Sculpted from red gold (5N), just like the case that encloses it, the dragon is hand-engraved. It transforms the watch into an objet d’art. The powerful body of the mythical creature coils around the dial to its head, reflected in the large moon.

With scales, claws, whiskers and horns, this oriental-style dragon turns its full attention to the three-dimensional globe that shows the phases of the moon on the Luna Magna Red Gold “Year of the Dragon”. The sphere has a double meaning here. It stands both for the moon, the cycles of which direct the Chinese calendar, and for the pearl of wisdom that, according to legend, is inseparable from the dragon, who ceaselessly attempts to catch it. With a final allusion to the Middle Kingdom, the lining of the straps is crafted from red alligator leather.