Characterised by traditional Haute Horlogerie finishing throughout, the Armin Strom Manual Water watch has a refined personality infused with modern styling.
The Armin Strom watch brand is widely acclaimed for their supreme skeletonization and meticulous hand-finishing. Continuing the legacy of their eponymous founder, who retired in 2011, each watch is styled to be a showcase for watchmaking excellence.
The Armin Strom Manual Water model carries a 43.40 mm stainless steel case. At the 6 o’clock location, the protruding lip synonymous with the company offers the potential to add a personalised, engraved motif. A trim bezel and robust lugs add to the overall contemporary feel of this handsome timepiece.
For this model, the mainplate of the movement becomes the dial, and its fine concentric decoration provides the perfect backdrop for the time indications.
In an off-centred position, the hours and minutes are marked on a white dial ring with founded numerals in single and double-digit format. To aid readability, the razor-tipped hour and minutes hands have been lume-coated. A smaller white dial ring, for the seconds, leans over towards the 9 o’clock position, while at the 3 o’clock location, the Armin Strom logo is engraved upon a plate with visible screws.
At odds with the pristine, contemporary aesthetic of the dial rings and numerals, an open section between 12 and 3 o’clock reveals the resolutely traditional arrangement of the mainspring barrel and the gear train.
This superb exposé offers a glimpse at partly skeletonised bridges with their deeply set intense jewels and the gleaming, toothed wheels of the gears, which the wearer can see in motion when setting the time.
Turn the piece over, and the advantages of this manual-wound calibre can be immediately appreciated. Bereft of a rotor, the wearer is offered an uninterrupted view of the impeccable craftsmanship of the Armin Strom Manufacture AMW11 movement.
Here, a glimpse deep into the heart of the calibre reveals a compelling view of the screwed balance, surrounded by exquisite perlage bridges, while elsewhere, the meticulous concentric hand-finishing on the mainplate continues.
The Armin Strom Manual Wind Water wristwatch wears on a dark blue horn back alligator leather strap and comes supplied with an additional blue rubber strap. The model is an exclusive limited edition of just 100 pieces.