Hornet James Cook Set "Botany Bay"

Ref. 1H6AP.D05A.C60B

Arnold & Son was a preferred supplier of marine chronometers to the Royal Navy. Thanks to their precision, the company’s instruments were indispensable as a means of determining longitude reliably at sea and accompanied many a captain and explorer on their voyages of discovery.

Among them was Captain James Cook, one of the finest navigators and explorers of his era, whose three voyages to the Pacific Ocean are commemorated in glorious full-colour, hand-finished miniatures on the dials of these limited-edition (25) sets of three timepieces. The perfect traveller’s watch, they feature indicators for two time zones (including half or quarter time zones), a big date display and a symmetrically ordered crown and pushpieces.

hours, minutes, multiple time zone display, mean solar time, big date display at 5 o’clock.

Time zone pushpiece at 2 o’clock. Second time zone adjustment crown at 10 o’clock. World Timer outer ring rotating adjustment at 9 o’clock. Four central hands. 1) Hour triangle red-tipped hands 2) Long minute hand 3) First time zone shown by a long triangle-tipped hand with white superluminova completing a full turn of the dial in 24 hours 4) The long sun-tipped hand with red superluminova, can be set to show time zones in half-and quarter-hours, a useful aid in parts of the world like India and the Pacific. It also slides, permitting it to be set to display the mean solar time of any location according to its longitude.

A1766
Exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical movement, self-winding, 41 jewels, diameter 38.55 mm, thickness 7.05 mm, power reserve 42 h, 28’800 vibrations /h. Movement decoration: rhodium treated with fine circular graining and ‘Côtes de Genève’.

18-Carat Rose Gold,
diameter 47mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back metallic sapphire

Hand-touched up painted dial ‘The Landing at Botany Bay’. Golden facetted hands, polished.

Hand-stitched black alligator leather

50 m

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