Pre-Basel 2014: Introducing the Arnold & Son Dial Side True Beat with an exposed dead seconds mechanism (with specs and pricing)

At Baselworld 2014 Arnold & Son will present the  Dial Side True Beat, an automatic with dead seconds mechanism visible on the dial, revealing the mechanics behind the ticking seconds.

Arnold & Son continues its string of pre-Baselworld 2014 releases with the Dial Side True Beat (DSTB). Developed in-house – its sister company is movement specialist La Joux-Perret – the DSTB movement is self-winding with a dead beat seconds. What makes it unusual is the exposed dead seconds mechanism, comprised of three rose-gold plate bridges, gears, a long spring and an anchor-shaped lever. The lever locks and unlocks, giving the seconds hand its step by step motion, while the spring maintains tension.

An oversized, clear sapphire ring sits above the dead seconds mechanism, forming the sub-dial for the seconds. The time is at four o’clock, on a white lacquered dial. Visually, the DSTB appears to be a combination of the Grönefeld One Hertz and MB&F’s Legacy Machines.

The rose gold case is 43.5 mm in diameter. The DSTB is limited to 50 pieces with a retail price of 44,928 Swiss francs, equivalent to US$51,500.

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