When it comes to creating celestial beauty for the wrist, Arnold & Son has long been at the top of the game. This is the brand that has brought us so many wonderful watches, including the world GMT Globetrotter watch and more. Now, the Swiss brand unveils the Luna Magna Ultimate 1 Celestial Brilliance — and it is a stunning work of art and technology.
The background of the 44mm watch features a rich blue made of hundreds of pure ruthenium crystals for a sparkle that resembles aventurine glass. Ruthenium is one of the hardest metals on Earth and belongs to the platinum family. While they are found together in the same ore, separating them is a complex process, making ruthenium 10 times rarer than platinum, and harder to manipulate.
Arnold & Son Luna Magna Ultimate 1 Technical Specifications:
Movement: A&S1021, hand-wound mechanism. chamfered bridges, radiating Côtes de Genève wheels: circular satin-brushed. screws: blued and chamfered, polished heads moon phase indicator: circular satin-brushed
Functions: Hours, minutes, astronomical lunar phases
(one-day correction every 122 years), moon phase indicator on case back
Dial: blue-treated ruthenium crystals subdial: white opal
Lunar indication: 18 karat white gold three dimensional, set with 161 diamonds (~0.75 carats) and 161 sapphires (~0.85 carats)
Case: 44mm, 18 karat white gold, bezel with dual-row invisible setting and studded lugs, with a total of 112 baguette-cut diamonds (~5.90 carats)
Crystal: domed sapphire with an anti-reflective coating on both sides sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides 30 meters / 100 feet
Total weight: 7.62 carats color: D-E-F, clarity: IF-VVS
Limited Edition: 8 pieces
Price: CHF 169,000 excl. tax (subject to change)