Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Armin Strom Max Chilton Edition Edge Double Barrel

The independent Swiss watch brand ARMIN STROM has created a custom edition of its Edge Double Barrel  wristwatch together with pro driver Max Chilton, a friend and brand ambassador. The Max Chilton Edition Edge Double Barrel commemorates his competition in the North American Verizon IndyCar  Series this year.
Drawing on Chilton's number and IndyCar, ARMIN STROM's designers integrated a number of eye-catching details. On the dial side, Chilton's numeral 8 appears in the small seconds register. Striking blue hour numbers match the blue on his turbocharged Chevrolet race car. A special plate on the back is etched with Chilton's "Max" logo and notes this special series is limited to just eight timepieces.
Along with the Chilton design additions, ARM16 caliber features the timepiece's unusual geometric and angular components. Unconventional cross-grinding decoration of the hand beveled bridges intensifies the watch's industrial feel. The bezel is enhanced with a series of cutouts. The larger 46.80mm diameter provides more depth and dimensionality to the caliber, with the time indications positioned slightly off-center, an ARMIN STROM signature.
Technical details
ST16-EB.05 MAX CHILTON EDITION EDGE DOUBLE BARREL

Movement
Manufacture movement ARMIN STROM calibre ARM16, 16½‘‘‘
Manual-winding, double going barrel, 8-day power reserve, small seconds, off-centre time indications
Frequency: 18’000 A/h
Jewels: 34
Number of components: 194
Winding-mechanism: Manual wind-up with spider-shaped crown wheels turning on the dial side
Impulse:   Double going barrel
Plate and bridges:   With cross-grinding decoration
Escapement:  Escape wheel and pallets made of massive gold with hardened functional areas
Regulating system:   Screwed balance with Breguet overcoil
Number of Jewels:  34
Diameter:   36.60mm
Height:  7.70mm

Functions
Hour, minute, small second, power reserve indicator

Case 
Stainless steel PVD black
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 46.80mm
Height: 13.20mm
Water-resistance: 50m

Dial ring 
Black with blue numerals
Hands: Stainless steel

Straps 
Delivered with a black alligator strap and double-fold clasp in stainless steel PVD black as well as an additional black rubber strap

Edition 
Limited to 8 pieces

Retail price 
CHF 26’900.—

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