UTTE Dragon Ref. 1UTAR.M01P.C320A

The Métiers d'Art Dragon Unique Piece from Arnold & Son will appeal to watch connoisseurs who appreciate finest-quality watchmaking combined with beautiful arts and crafts. This unique piece depicts a hand-painted dragon miniature, the rich, deep colours set off to perfection by the understatement of the dial in white mother-of-pearl. The exclusive nature of this wonderful reference is underscored by its limitation to just one example.

In Chinese mythology the dragon is a divine creature signifying power and good fortune, and is the free spirit of the zodiac. This model comprising the Métiers d'Art Dragon Edition from Arnold & Son was created to celebrate this divine creature. This dragon is depicted in a hand-painted miniature, executed with exquisite delicacy of touch and featuring fine details that evoke the depth and texture of the dragon.

The expertly applied layers of paint and nuances of colour create a breathtaking 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 this exquisite dragon presented our specialists with an ideal opportunity to showcase their skills." The sumptuousness of the dragon is a counterpoint to the simplicity of the white mother-of-pearl dial, which shimmers entrancingly with the play of light.

This unique piece boasts an Arnold & Son in-house movement: the UTTE Dragon, featuring the ultra-thin tourbillon calibre A&S8200 with a one-minute flying tourbillon and over 90 hours of power reserve. This movement is housed in 18-karat red gold case with black alligator straps.

This model of the Métiers d'Art Dragon is limited to just one example. If desired, the watch is available with or without a diamond-set bezel.

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Ref. 1UTAR.M01P.C320A
Unique Piece

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, tourbillon

CALIBER

A&S8200
Arnold & Son ultra-thin tourbillon manufacture movement, one-minute flying tourbillon, hand-wound, 29 jewels, diameter 32 mm, thickness 2.97 mm, tourbillon cage diameter 14 mm, power reserve over 90 h, 21,600 vibrations/h. Movement decoration: Nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: unique hand-engraved tourbillon bridge, hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon cage: satin-finish with chamfered and polished edges.

CASE

18-karat red gold, diamond-set bezel available, diameter 42 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, see-through sapphire case back

CALIBER DETAILS

DIAL

Hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl

STRAP

Hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather

WATER RESISTANCE

30 m

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