Part of Arnold & Son’s Royal Collection, the new Nebula timepiece has been so called because its bridges radiate from the perimeter of the dial toward the centre, its sculptural movement looks like an inverted, exploded star.
As one of the brand’s stars at SalonQP, the watch, which has a three-dimensional, openwork movement and dial, offers a view into the heart of the in-house manufacture calibre.
Two mainspring barrels providing a healthy 90 hours power reserve at the top, find near-mirror symmetry with the small seconds display and dial-side balance below, according to Arnold & Son.
The dial is formed of 10 movement bridges compared to the standard four and highly legible central hours and minutes rotate above the movement that was developed to be openwork.
As well as being visible and decorated, the movement is, according to the brand, the wearer can see from the dial side all of the most technically interesting and animated mechanisms, including the barrels, gear train, balance and escapement, and winding mechanism without having to turn the timepiece over.
The view through the display back reveals even more of the movement, with its skeletonised and chamfered main plate with polished edges, solid 18ct gold chatons and gears featuring polished chamfers.
The Nebula is available in a 41.50 mm, 5N red gold or stainless steel case, with a sapphire crystal display back.