FB image

“A luxury watch that everyone can buy is no longer a luxury watch”

“A luxury watch that everyone can buy is no longer a luxury watch”

It’s the 240th anniversary of John Arnold coining the term chronometer this year…I prefer to speak about a commemoration rather than an anniversary Arnold & Son does not date back to 1764 The brand was established in 1995 so there is quite a gap between the two.

So we don’t celebrate anniversaries but we commemorate certain dates In 1778 John Arnold submitted his pocket watch to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich to have its precision tested for marine chronometer certification The watch passed all the tests and over a year and a half the variation in rate was just two and a half minutes, which is an average of 05 seconds per day.

The requirements for today’s COSC chronometer certificate are between -4 and +6 seconds per day So Arnold’s watch was ten times more precise than the chronometers of today and a thousand times more precise than the pocket . More

Popular products near you

MEN’S TWO TONE ROSE AND WHITE GOLD WEDDING ...

US $666.00

Twila True, Newport Beach

5 5/8 Carat Tourmaline & Diamond Ring in 14k ...

US $5,990.00

The Jewelry Exchange..., Tustin

14K White Chatham® Created Alexandrite & 1/8...

US $1,007.74

Medallion Jewelers, Portland

1/4 Carat Diamond Foreverest™ Pendant in Go...

US $425.00

The Jewelry Exchange..., Tustin

Popular Posts

Code 11.59 By Audemars Piguet: How To Fail At Marketing, AKA To Break The Rules You Must ...

Imagine, for a moment, that you find yourself taken back in time several years and plunked down in t...

read more

Sotheby's to sell one of the world's “most important” watches

One of the world's most important watches could sell for more than $1 million when it goes up for sa...

read more

Bonhams Hong Kong Is Auctioning Asia's Largest Collection of Multi-Brand Watches

Bonhams has just kicked off Asia's largest single-owner watch auction. The collection was put togeth...

read more

Imagine Bridal Unveils A New Oval Diamond Band Collection

Our job is to help close more sales for our retail partners. .... PBI's Maternal Den Research...

read more