Arnold & Son, HM Swiss Institute by Matt Copson

• Manufacturer: Arnold & Son
• Year: 2022
• Reference No.: 1LCBSZ01AK010S
• Case No.: Swiss Made
• Model Name: HM Swiss Institute by Matt Copson
• Material: case: Stainless Steel / dial: Hand-crafted Super-LumiNova with spider web applique / hands: Spider hours’ hand & fly minutes’ hand
• Caliber: A&S1001
• Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
• Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
• Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
• Signed: Matt Copson
• Accessories: Accompanied by Arnold & Son Certificate of Guarantee confirming the watch is a unique piece, a wooden watch case by Matt Copson and a leather travel pouch
• Estimate: $8,000 - $16,000

On the occasion of TimeForArt, the renowned programming of Swiss Institute inspired Arnold & Son to create a unique timepiece featuring two distinct faces, sold to benefit this independent non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to promoting forward-thinking and experimental art. As a continuation of Arnold & Son’s explorations of the exchange between traditional haute horlogerie and contemporary art, the Swiss watchmaking house with English roots gave carte blanche to one of England’s most innovative artists, Matt Copson. Set against a metallic web embedded in a pristine white face that glows in the dark, the hour and minute hands of the watch are adorned with a spider and fly, respectively. The passage of time becomes an existential chase of prey and predator, turning the mechanisms of the piece into a darkly humorous fable. In his practice as an artist, Copson uses darkness and shadows to explore some of life’s most elusive questions. In this pièce unique, the artist distills these themes into a visually striking scene, brilliantly illuminated when viewed in dark environments.

HM Swiss Institute by Matt Copson is an exceptional, brand new, and unique Arnold & Son stainless steel wristwatch imagined by Copson for Swiss Institute, with certificate of guarantee, presentation box modified by Matt Copson, case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed, with case marked Swiss Institute and Matt Copson.

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