In 1764, King George III favor fell upon a novice clockmaker in London named John
Arnold. The young John Arnold, however, shunned the honors of the court, preferring
instead to search for the perfect marine timekeeper that would also determine the
longitude at sea. Arnold's maritime endeavors led him to some astonishing horological
discoveries relating to springs of pocket watches. As a result, he also produced the first
When Arnold and Son Watch was formed in 1787, the company's timepieces equipped the ships of His British Majesty, before the watchmakers sailed into the design and manufacturer of wristwatches. The dream of perfection pursued by the British dynasty is accessible today. Combining precision, innovation and royal stoicism, the ArnoldArnold and Son watch still represents the epitome of British efficiency and discretion.