Arnold & Son in honour of the Lunar New Year proudly
presents a special limited edition of 28 pairs of watches inspired
by the horses depicted in traditional Chinese ink-wash
The Horse is one of the most powerful symbols in the Chinese
zodiac and stands for a wealth of desirable characteristics.
Individuals born under this sign, which is symbolic of speed and
strength, are reputed to be energetic and independent with a free,
unbounded spirit. In honour of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese
calendar, Arnold & Son has created 28 pairs of watches, each
featuring a depiction of the horses often found in traditional
Chinese ink wash painting.
Adorning each of the two lacquer dials is a hand-finished
miniature painting of two horses, one pair black and grey on white,
the other white and grey against a black background. Nuances of
tone and shading, from jet black to silvery grey, are achieved by
the tiny brushstrokes and texturing gradually to build-up the
entire image with an astonishing richness of details. The art of
painting miniatures by hand calls for infinite patience and
consummate skill. A skill that takes years of concentrated practice
to fully master.
The two watches in each pair of this limited edition from Arnold
& Son are powered by the A&S1001 calibre, developed,
designed and manufactured entirely at Arnold & Son's workshops
in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The classical design is
underscored by the slim, 18-carat rose gold case, which is also
available with an optional diamond-set bezel. The simplicity of the
black and white lacquered dials, which have just two hands and a
minimalist chapter ring consisting of tiny dots, leaves the stage
free for the dynamic miniature depiction of two charging horses.
The timepieces are each presented with a high-quality black
alligator leather strap.