The world on your wrist

Previously in steel, the new Globetrotter gleams in red gold while portraying the beauty of our planet.

Globetrotter Gold with its signature arch centred by a functional ruby.

Arnold & Son has refined the aesthetics of the 45mm model, whose hallmark crossways bridge demanded extreme openwork in solid gold. The flat parts of the arch are polished, its sides are satin-finished and the long surfaces of its chamfers bevelled.

On the dial, the dome depicting the Northern Hemisphere is held from side to side by the openworked red gold bridge, centred by a functional ruby holding the axis of universal time.

The appliqué indexes are faceted in red gold and painted in Super-LumiNova. The part of the dial surrounding the map of the world has a subtle sunlit finish in shades of blue, and the ring showing universal time is in transparent sapphire crystal.

Local times are therefore read by the red hands pointing to the gold indexes, while world times are identified by visualising an imaginary longitude from the ruby in the central bridge to the 24-hour sapphire crystal ring.

The skeletonised oscillating weight features the Clou de Paris guilloché pattern.

Sculpted to precision, the lands seen on the surface together with the deep, hand-painted seas serve as a backdrop to the world-time dual-time zone display.

Above the equator are North America, Eurasia and part of Africa, all represented with a wealth of detail. The continents form a single rhodium-plated, polished sculpture. In contrast, the Atlas, Hoggar, Himalayan, Rocky, Ural and Alpine mountain ranges are given a matte finish.

The oceans are hand painted with several coats of blue-pigmented lacquer enriched with pearlescent powder to achieve exceptional depth and shine. The coastlines are lighter on the blue colour scale, and with added Super-LumiNova they stand out at night and further accentuate the relief.

A limited edition of 28 pieces, the Globetrotter Gold is equipped with the automatic calibre A&S6022. Like all Arnold & Son movements, it has been entirely developed, produced, decorated and fitted at the plant in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Its gold and skeletonised oscillating weight features the Clou de Paris guilloché pattern. The movement is further decorated with traditional motifs while certain finishes are NAC-treated, by using precious metals close to platinum to produce an anthracite effect that perfectly matches the red gold case.

With added Super-LumiNova, the coastlines stand out at night.

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