Arnold & Son carves a luscious golden rabbit for its new Perpetual Moon timepiece

The Perpetual Moon “Year of the Rabbit” timepiece is the quintessence of sophistication and horological expertise.

January 24, 2023: From classic collections like Perpetual Moon to Luna Magna, Arnold & Son has long stood out for creating phenomenal timepieces, a trove of fine watches for the wearers and watch connoisseurs. With splendid displays of moon phase, the timepieces are eternal and elegant. To celebrate the year of the water rabbit, the brand releases a new whimsical and artistic version of the Perpetual Moon timepiece. This limited series of eight luscious moon-phase timepieces is a tribute to the Chinese zodiac. 

Arnold & Son Year of the Rabbit watch
In Chinese iconography, the water rabbit is the moon’s loyal companion signifying peace and prosperity. Named “Year of the Rabbit”, the timepiece symbolizes the prudence and agility of the animal, sculpting the golden rabbit in a calm and watchful pose on the dial. 
Set against a backdrop of black aventurine, next to a pagoda, and surrounded by waterfalls, the animal is crafted with 18 carat rose gold. Its expression, its pose, and the details of its fur are hand-engraved and burnished to add depth and nuance. The same holds true for the dial. The black aventurine glass disc is dotted with glittering inclusions, and the foliage and pagoda decorations are hand-painted with gold powder.

Arnold & Son Year of the Rabbit watch
Neutral during the day, the watch transcends into brilliance, thanks to Super-LumiNova. To elevate the design of this exceptional piece, Arnold & Son set a large moon crafted from mother of pearl on the dial. In a large aperture, a turning disc reveals the waxing and waning of the celestial body. The Moon phase display promises its accuracy for 122 years before deviating from the actual lunar cycle by one day. It works in perfect harmony with the astronomic, astrological, and collection cycles.
The movement of the high precision watch was entirely developed, produced, decorated, assembled, adjusted, and finished at the brand’s Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds. 

- By Pritha Debroy

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