The moon waxes, wanes, disappears, and as soon as once more returns to gentle up the sky. Luna Magna, the biggest and most spectacular of all moons in watchmaking, begins a brand new cycle inside its totally polished 950 platinum case with a white mother-of-pearl hour and minute sub-dial in a satin-brushed ring and ever-changing reflections. In opposition to the grandeur of an aventurine crystal sky, the Luna Magna Platinum is revealed via its choose supplies. The sizeable three-dimensional moon consists of blue aventurine and gray marble, whereas the time is learn on a mother-of-pearl dial.
Set in aventurine crystal, the metallic crystals convey the dial to life with their brilliance. Half of the 12 mm three-dimensional moon is product of gray marble, and the opposite half of aventurine crystal, reflecting the moon’s twin nature. Guided by an unique moon-phase complication, this chiaroscuro, this motion of the sunshine, make the Luna Magna Platinum a dwelling, ever-changing, fleeting but eternal timepiece.
The hours and minutes are displayed on the graduated dial with twelve Roman numerals bearing the Arnold & Son signature. This eccentric disc owes its luminosity to the marginally iridescent white mother-of-pearl, imparting a fragile high quality that matches the grand complication of the Luna Magna Platinum. The Luna Magna Platinum is predicated on the A&S1021 caliber, totally developed after which assembled and adjusted in Switzerland. Designed across the lunar globe, the motion is hand-wound and encompasses a 90-hour energy reserve and regulating mechanism set at 3 Hz. On the again is a secondary show, with clearly legible lunations for wonderful changes.
The celestial mechanism additionally owes its refined design to the constancy in its astronomical accuracy. An entire lunar cycle is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and a pair of.8 seconds. Arnold & Son have succeeded in approximating this cycle such that, if the watch had been by no means stopped, it will take 122 years for the moon-phase show to build up a day’s discrepancy from the right section. And the correction is simple since Luna Magna Platinum’s lunar perform is accessible immediately from the crown. A sensible resolution was made potential by Arnold & Son’s complete mastery of the watchmaking course of.
Centered on the moon theme so expensive to Arnold & Son, Luna Magna Platinum is a restricted collection of solely twenty-eight items. The sleek, understated shine and weight of the platinum actually give the timepiece a sure majesty.