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Best known for: Arnold & Son are best known for producing complicated movements with a high level of finish and accuracy, with intricately designed dials, and open-worked, complex movements. They only manufacture around 600 watches a year at their base in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the home of the Swiss watchmaking industry.
Arnold & Son backstory: An 18th Century English watchmaker who initially plied his trade on London’s Strand, John Arnold got his big break when he produced a watch for King George III. He then made a name for himself designing marine chronometers, with three accompanying James Cook’s voyages in the early 1770’s. In 1779 he produced his most famous timepiece, his so-called pocket watch No. 1/36. His son, also John, apprenticed to his father and also went to Paris to study under famed French watchmaker Abraham Louis Breguet. Today Arnold & Son are owned by Japanese global watch brand Citizen, who recognised the value and expertise on offer.
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