Arnold & Richter Cinematographer's Timepiece
There are countless wristwatches on the market catering to specialist technical fields such as aviation, diving, race-car driving and engineering, but none that are specifically designed for camera professionals.
With this in mind, ARRI asked the well-known German cinematographer Tom Fährmann (Das Wunder von Bern, Die Päpstin) to conceptualize a watch that would meet the requirements of his own peer group.
The result is truly impressive: the DoP*1. In thinking about the kind of timepiece a cinematographer might value, Fährmann was mindful of those all-too-frequent occasions on set when unforeseen circumstances mean the task at hand must be put on hold. For situations such as these, the DoP*1 features a special bezel timer – once set, the minute hand counts down the remaining time to zero, acting independently of the time of day. You can fix the timeframe at your disposal to carry out a second job while waiting to go back to the original task, checking at a glance whether or not the pre-set time is up.
The DoP*1 is manufactured by Roland Kemmner, a renowned watchmaker in the Black Forest. His exquisite timepieces, lovingly manufactured in low quantities, are held in high esteem by experts.
The DoP*1 is available in a unique, limited edition of 500 timepieces – exclusively from ARRI.
- Robust, automatic movement ETA 2824-2 elaboré swiss
- Countdown to zero feature, bezel with sapphire glass insert
- PVD coated steel casing
- Water-resistance up to 200 meters
- Sturdy, waterproof rubber strap
- Ultra-hard, scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass, mineral hardness of 9
on the Mohs scale
- Hour hand filled with Super-LumiNova® C-1 white,
minute hand and second hand filled with yellow
- Calendar indication
Limited edition 1 – 500