Wednesday, December 9, 2015

ARMIN STROM Tourbillon Skeleton

Swiss watch manufacture ARMIN STROM’S new Tourbillon Skeleton celebrates the mechanical artistry of the most complex and prestigious horology complication. With this introduction, the independent Swiss manufacture continues to propel the brand into future while honoring the vision and passion of the brand's founder, master skeletonizer Armin Strom.
Tourbillon Skeleton is a new timepiece specially designed to highlight its technical prowess. An elite circle of watch Manufactures are capable of producing a tourbillon. With Tourbillon Skeleton, the skeletonizing of the tourbillon compounded the technical challenge for Armin Strom. Ultimately the skeletonizing enhances the movement's mechanical artistry, with PVD colorization of the main plate emphasizing the caliber's layered construction. Along with the constant rotation of the tourbillon, owners will observe the animation of the double going barrel while the watch is wound.
Armin Strom founded his eponymous brand in 1967 and retired in 2011, after selling the company to the Michel family. Owner Serge Michel and chief horologist Claude Greisler have enhanced the brand's capabilities by establishing an independent Manufacture in Biel/Bienne that opened in 2009 to develop and produce movements. The company introduced its first manual-wind tourbillon in 2012 and a micro-rotor tourbillon in 2013.

Technical details

Manufacture movement ARMIN STROM calibre ATC11-S
16½‘‘‘Manual-winding, Tourbillon, double going barrel, 10-days power reserve, small seconds and off-centre time indications
Distinctions: Fully skeletonised, main plate with dark brown PVD coating
Frequency: 18,000 A/h
Jewels: 24
Number of components: 184
Winding-mechanism:Manual wind-up with crown wheels turning on the dial side
Impulse:Double going barrel
Plate and bridges:Fully skeletonised main plate, gear-train bridges and barrel-bridges. 3D-PVD coatings of the main plate correspond to the respective element
Escapement:Escape wheel and pallets made of solid gold with hardened functional areas
Regulating system:Screwed balance with Breguet overcoil
Diameter:36.60 mm
Height:6.20 mm
Power reserve: 10 days

Hour, minute, small second, Tourbillon

18ct rose gold
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 43.40 mm
Height: 13.00 mm
Water-resistance: 50 m

Dial ring
Sapphire with founded appliqués

Rose gold

Delivered with a genuine brown alligator horn-back strap and double-fold clasp in 18ct rose gold as well as an additional brown rubber strap

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