Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon

written by YWH team 3 March 2017
Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon
Quick specs Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon
Price: depending on the final version
Size: 40 mm
Reference: 1LCAP.M09A.C110A/111A
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Birds, together with skulls, are a popular theme on dials. This Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon has a hand-painted falcon on its dial. Together with the white mother-of-pearl background it almost transforms in a fascinating painting. Arnold & Son created this watch to ‘to celebrate this majestic bird of prey’. Well, it’s a motive.

The Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon is a miniature piece of art rather than a comfortable watch. Which is not true as it is comfortable: an 18K rose gold case measuring 40 millimeters and a brown (or if you want black) leather strap. That’s not really unique and wears comfortable. But the hand-painted miniature on the mother-of-pearl dial is too delicate to wear it every day. Besides that, Arnold & Son offers to set the bezel with diamonds if you like. Which is why they don’t have a price for this time piece; it depends on the final version.

Only one piece of the Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon will be made


Inside is Arnold & Son’s caliber A&S1001. It’s a double barrel caliber providing a power-reserve of 90 hours. The movement is from nickel-silver and rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, and blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads.

If you want one, be quick, as they only build one example.

technical data Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon
Arnold & Son A&S1001 | Hand-wound | Diameter: 30 mm | Thickness: 2.7 mm | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Jewels: 21 | Double barrel | Hours, minutes | Power-reserve: 90 hours
Case & dial:
40 mm | 18K rose gold | With or without diamond-set bezel | Cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides | See-through sapphire case back | Dial with hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl | Water-resistance: 30 meters
Hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather
Price Arnold & Son Métiers d’Art HM Falcon:
depending on the final version

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