|Quick specs Arnold & Son Instrument DSTB Steel Blue
Price: CHF 27’900 | approx. $ 29,000 | approx. € 26.000 | approx. £ 22,500
Size: 43.5 mm
The Arnold & Son Instrument DSTB Steel Blue is part of the Instrument collection and features, like any other Arnold & Son model, a manufacture movement. It is the fifth DSTB model and the most affordable one, as it isn’t a limited edition.
DSTB means Dial Side True Beat. For the layman who doesn’t know about the true-beat seconds complication: the complication marks each second with a small jump of the hand instead of a sweeping motion.
The Arnold & Son Instrument DSTB Steel Blue has the same caliber as the limited editions
Arnold & Son presents the true beats seconds mechanism entirely on the dial at the 11 o’clock position. The hours and minute are off-centered at the 4 o’clock position. As said, there are five DSTB models now:
- Reference 1ATAR.S01A.C120A with red gold case and grey and white dial (125 pieces)
- Reference 1ATAR.L01A.C120A with red gold case and grey and white dial (250th Anniversary model, limited to 50 pieces)
- Reference 1ATAW.L04A.C121W with white gold case and blue dial and white dial (125 pieces)
- Reference 1ATAS.S02A.C121S with steel case and black and white dial (250 pieces)
This Arnold & Son Instrument DSTB Steel Blue is a bit more accessible with the stainless steel case. But only just a bit, you can still buy quite a nice car for the price of the new stainless steel version.
The Arnold & Son Instrument DSTB Steel Blue refers to the watches produced by John Arnold during the second half of his career. The Instrument collection is a tribute to the marine chronometers that he and his son produced. They were the first to produce them in quantity and at a reasonable price. You can read more about the rather remarkable history of Arnold & Son here.
technical data Arnold & Son Instrument DSTB Steel Blue
Arnold & Son A&S6003 | Automatic | Diameter: 38 mm | Thickness: 7.39 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 32 | Parts: 229 | Fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes | Hours, minutes, true beat seconds | Power-reserve: 45 hours
|Case & dial:
43.5 mm | Stainless steel | Cambered sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides, see-through sapphire case back | Dial plate in blue PVD treated with large circular finishing, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads | Domed and white lacquered sub-dial | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Hand-stitched black or brown alligator leather
|Price Arnold & Son Instrument DSTB Steel Blue (without VAT):
CHF 27’900 | approx. $ 29,000 | approx. € 26.000 | approx. £ 22,500