British watchmaker Arnold & Son, producing his watch in Switzerland, has introduced its new model TB88, TB letters in the title of which stands for “True Beat” – a complication in a mechanical watch, consisting in the fact that the second hand does not move smoothly visually, ie .
with a frequency of 6-8 movements per second, as well as irregular quartz watches – one jump per second (important to note that most of the time she stands still and only when the second is almost gone, time jumps exactly one division of the scale ).
In another way, this complication is called “dead seconds.
” It was very popular in the XVIII-XIX centuries and has been used in marine chronometers, which allowed more accurately determine longitude.
The model is produced in two versions: a 18-carat pink gold (Ref 1TBAP.
) And stainless steel (Ref 1TBAS.
Round housing diameter 46 mm, waterproof to 30 meters.
Sapphire crystal on the front side of the housing and its rear cover.
Skeletonized dial, the arrow could be slightly longer.
Model equipped with a mechanism with manual winding A & S5003, 37 mm diameter, 5.
9 mm thick, 32 stones, with a carrying rate of 18,000 vibrations per hour, two winding drums 100-hour power reserve hours, indicating functions of hours, minutes, seconds (last – ” dead “on the small side dial 7 hours).
Caliber perfectly trimmed.
Bridges and most of the black parts with a ruthenium coating.
It comes on a black alligator strap with buckle in 18-carat pink gold or stainless steel.
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