A year went by since our first edition and our club started growing faster and faster which lead us to decide on creating a totally new take on a special complication we all hold dearly to our hearts.
The HM perpetual Moon was a model that many club members have admired and were very interested in for a while; so we decided to do our own take on this model and make it AWC customized.
The main drive behind the customization was the fact that we all agreed we wanted to have a dressy watch with a salmon dial that contrasts with the second dial on the moon phase. This is where we started working on the salmon guilloche dial. To be frank that process was quiet long as we wanted to get the right shade of salmon not too pinky or not too orange – so we kept iterating on the colors of the dials for quiet sometime until we reached the correct shade we were aiming for.
The same happened for the blue guilloche dial for the moon phase – once both dials have been selected, the rest was more about personalization of case back and the personal engravings of each watch.
We did 21 watches in steel and one in Rose Gold for myself all numbered 1/22 and with our names engraved.
For the straps we had 2 options; one in navy blue and one in grey that we also had to select carefully with our partners at Jean Rousseau to get the right texture and proper colors that match our dials.
The features of the watches are:
Functions: hours, minutes, big perpetual moon
Exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical movement, hand-wound, big perpetual moon, 27 jewels, diameter 34 mm, thickness 5.35 mm, power reserve 90 h, two barrels, 21’600 vibrations/h.
Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: manually chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads
Steel, diameter 42mm or,
18-carat red gold, diameter 42 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back see-through sapphire
Dial: Salmon guilloché, light blue guilloché moon disc with golden moon and stars; Back dial: fine circular graining, rhodium treated, rendition of the 8 phases of the moon
Edition: 22 pieces Limited Edition
For the release of the watch, we have all gathered in Dubai from all across the GCC in a private dinner gathering at Demoiselle in City Walk where we unveiled the pieces and delivered them to all the collectors.