Arnold & Son Watches

With roots dating back to England in 1764, Arnold & Son pays tribute to English watchmaker John Arnold (1736-1799) who was instrumental in the development of ship’s chronometers to help solve the problem of longitude at sea. He created many “firsts” in watchmaking, and today, the brand that bears his name is dedicated to the same pioneering spirit, regularly unveiling highly complicated calibers that stir hearts around the world. At the luxury spectrum, its best sellers include the Time Pyramid, Nebula, Globe Trotter and a host of grand complications.

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Arnold & Son Globetrotter Gold
Arnold & Son
Globetrotter Gold
48,311 USD
Arnold & Son DSTB Gold
Arnold & Son
DSTB Gold
49,811 USD
Arnold & Son Tourbillon Escapement Sapphire
Arnold & Son
Tourbillon Escapement Sapphire
165,929 USD
Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon Steel
Arnold & Son
Perpetual Moon Steel
17,889 USD
Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon Gold
Arnold & Son
Perpetual Moon Gold
36,849 USD
Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon White Gold
Arnold & Son
Double Tourbillon White Gold
222,168 USD
Arnold & Son Luna Magna Platinum
Arnold & Son
Luna Magna Platinum
64,486 USD
Arnold & Son Eight-Day SIlver
Arnold & Son
Eight-Day SIlver
14,033 USD
Arnold & Son Eight-Day Black
Arnold & Son
Eight-Day Black
15,104 USD
Arnold & Son Luna Magna Ultimate I
Arnold & Son
Luna Magna Ultimate I
181,033 USD
Arnold & Son DSTB Steel
Arnold & Son
DSTB Steel
32,136 USD
Arnold & Son Nebula 41.5 Steel
Arnold & Son
Nebula 41.5 Steel
15,532 USD
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Bronzite
Arnold & Son
Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Bronzite
114,190 USD
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Verdite
Arnold & Son
Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Verdite
114,190 USD
Arnold & Son Eight-Day Black
Arnold & Son
Eight-Day Black
14,033 USD
Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon “Year of the Ox”
Arnold & Son
Perpetual Moon “Year of the Ox”
57,524 USD
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeleton
Arnold & Son
Ultrathin Tourbillon Skeleton
84,090 USD
Arnold & Son Luna Magna
Arnold & Son
Luna Magna
50,668 USD
Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon Red Gold
Arnold & Son
Double Tourbillon Red Gold
213,384 USD
Arnold & Son Eight-Day Blue
Arnold & Son
Eight-Day Blue
15,104 USD
Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon Gold
Arnold & Son
Perpetual Moon Gold
29,458 USD
Arnold & Son Globetrotter Steel Opaline
Arnold & Son
Globetrotter Steel Opaline
20,674 USD
Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon Jade White Gold
Arnold & Son
Double Tourbillon Jade White Gold
228,488 USD
Arnold & Son Eight-Day Blue
Arnold & Son
Eight-Day Blue
14,033 USD
Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon Jade Red Gold
Arnold & Son
Double Tourbillon Jade Red Gold
228,488 USD
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Gold
Arnold & Son
Ultrathin Tourbillon Gold
76,698 USD
Arnold & Son Globetrotter Steel Blue
Arnold & Son
Globetrotter Steel Blue
21,853 USD
Arnold & Son Nebula 38 Gold
Arnold & Son
Nebula 38 Gold
26,887 USD
Arnold & Son Nebula 41.5 Gold
Arnold & Son
Nebula 41.5 Gold
26,887 USD
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Marcassite
Arnold & Son
Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Marcassite
114,190 USD
Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon
Arnold & Son
Constant Force Tourbillon
201,815 USD
Arnold & Son Eight-Day Silver
Arnold & Son
Eight-Day Silver
15,104 USD
Arnold & Son Tourbillon Escapement Sapphire
Arnold & Son
Tourbillon Escapement Sapphire
160,359 USD
Arnold & Son Nebula 38 Steel
Arnold & Son
Nebula 38 Steel
15,532 USD
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Pietersite
Arnold & Son
Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Pietersite
114,190 USD
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Eudialyte
Arnold & Son
Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Eudialyte
114,190 USD
Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon Gold
Arnold & Son
Perpetual Moon Gold
36,849 USD
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History of Arnold & Son

After completing his watchmaking apprenticeship in 1755, John Arnold left England for Holland to sharpen his watchmaking skills. Upon his return two years later, he spoke fluent German, which would serve him well in the future. By his mid-twenties, he had established his reputation as a watchmaker in London.

By 1764, John Arnold earned an audience with King George III by presenting him with a ring, featuring a half-quarter repeater. The King loved the piece and presented Arnold with 500 guineas. It is said that the Emporer of Russia offered him 1000 guineas to duplicate it, but he refused.

In 1771 Arnold presented a marine chronometer to the Board of Longitude that he could produce for only 60 guineas. They swiftly awarded him £200, the first of several grants he received over the years. Arnold’s first chronometer traveled to Madagascar with Admiral Sir Robert Harland of the Royal Navy. A John Arnold Marine Chronometer No. 3 accompanied James Cook on his second voyage of discovery to the Pacific in 1772.

The Chronometer

Arnold produced the most famous of his timepieces in 1779. His pocket watch No. 1/36 was acclaimed for its precision. Arnold published his results titled “An Account kept during Thirteen Months in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich of the Going of a Pocket Chronometer, made on a new Construction.”  The term “chronometer” consequently became general currency and is still used today to indicate mechanical timepieces tested and certified to meet specific precision standards.

Second Generation

John Arnold retired in 1796, leaving his son John Roger Arnold in charge of the company. An accomplished watchmaker in his own right, having studied with the renowned French watchmaker Abraham Louis Breguet.

After John Roger Arnold’s death in 1843, Arnold & Son is continued by Charles Frodsham, a renowned English watchmaker, until mid of the 19th century. Arnold & Son went dormant after that until its relaunch in 1995.

Who owns Arnold & Son?

Arnold & Son is owned by the Manufacture La Joux-Perret, an independent mechanical movement manufacture.

Fun Fact

In 1857, an Arnold & Dent No 4585 chronometer accompanied Dr. David Livingstone on his expedition to South Africa.

Arnold & Son Collections

  • Time Pyramid

  • Nebula

  • DSTB

  • Perpetual Moon

  • Tourbillon Chrono 36

  • Ultrathin Tourbillon

  • Globetrotter

  • Eight-Day

  • Grand Complications

  • Métiers D’Arts