LIGHT GREEN SKY FOR TURQUOISE MOON
For this new ode to the star of the night, the La Chaux-de-Fonds brand, which reinterprets the work of 18th century English watchmaker John Arnold with a modern vision, has chosen the most precious of tourmalines: the Paraíba.
Heir to the rich work undertaken by the Englishman John Arnold (1736-1799) in his London workshop opened in 1764, notably the design of reliable marine chronometers, Arnold & Son, based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, offers a contemporary interpretation with magnificent timepieces such as ultra-thin tourbillon, double tourbillon and moon phases watches, often sublimated by craftmanship, or the very architectural Nebula. The brand is redefining watchmaking poetry with the very exclusive Luna Magna Ultimate II series, an astronomical moon watch available in 8 pieces.
Curved by a ribbon of baguette-cut diamonds, the face is covered with ruthenium crystals dressed in water-green PVD and features an immaculate opal dial with black Roman numerals and two blued hands indicating the hours and minutes. At the bottom is a spectacular white gold sphere lined with brilliants to represent the visible side of the moon and Paraíba tourmalines, a very rare stone with a luminous turquoise color, for its hidden side.
Also in white gold, the 44mm diameter and 15.90mm thin case houses the hand-wound A&S1021 caliber. On the back of this movement manufactured by Arnold & Son, which delivers 90 hours of power reserve, the lunar cycle is indicated with great precision and visible through the transparent case back. The Luna Magna Ultimate II is worn on a peacock blue alligator leather strap with a raspberry pink lining and a pin buckle paved with baguette-cut diamonds.