At Frost of London, we proudly stock Arnold & Son — an innovative brand with noteworthy achievements and a rich history. Founded by John Arnold in the 1700s, the brand is shaped by much of John’s work, including the smallest repeating watch ever made, various technical patents and a close working relationship with King George III, as well as being responsible for the birth of the chronometer.
During his lifetime, John Arnold and swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet built a close bond. The pair found so much mutual respect for each other that they entrusted the training of their sons to each other. Both Breguet and Arnold are often spoken about in tandem as two of the greatest watchmakers of that era.
Needless to say, Arnold & Son is well-versed in technical watchmaking, priding themselves on precise craftsmanship, prestigious relationships with members of high society and polished-looking timepieces that never age. Much of John’s original work is held at British museums, to aid in the storytelling of watchmaking. Indeed, his timepieces have been used by famous explorers, were pivotal in the formation of the East India Company and even brushed hands with Napoleon Bonaparte. John Arnold is still setting records — the most recent in 2016, when John Arnold’s 23/78 Chronometer saw the highest bid at Sotheby’s, reaching a sum of £557,000 (approximately $722,318).
Today, Arnold & Son allows everyone to access this talent, in the form of classic models that retain the character of John’s original pieces while feeling contemporary enough to wear in the present day. With models for both men and women, Arnold & Son make items for any luxury watch enthusiast who wants to document watchmaking history through his or her own collection. Arnold & Son watches aren’t just a statement — they are an investment, guaranteed to bring joy to your family for generations to come. With a vast array of beautiful designs, you’re bound to discover the perfect watch for you.