Baselworld 2013 … The Armin Strom novelties

The Biel-based manufacture showed me its first tourbillon watches. A clever modular system enables Armin Strom to decline the in-house movements quite easily …

In 2009 Armin Strom presented the first in-house Manufacture-Caliber, the ARM09. It was followed by other manual winding calibers and now by the Tourbillon caliber ATC11. A lever worked in 18-carat white gold and an assembly that places the balance wheel and seconds pinion on the same axis distinguishes this tourbillon from others. The Armin Strom AG today has a workforce of 19 and looks back with pride over nearly half a century of watchmaking tradition.

The Armin Strom Tourbillon Fire in a red gold case. This is one of the 3 models available. Armin Strom also produces a version is a steel case (Water) and one in a steel black PVD case (Earth).

The movement is manufactured by
Armin Strom and called Caliber ATC11.

These are its features: 
manual-winding, Tourbillon, double spring barrels, 10-days power reserve, small seconds and decentered time indications,
Frequency: 18’000 A/h,
Jewels: 24,
Number of components: 184, escape wheel and pallets made of massive gold with hardened functional areas

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The Armin Strom One week Collection is available in the same case-executions as the tourbillon.

The Armin Strom Caliber ARM09 offers theses features: mechanical manual wind-up
with 7-day power reserve and
off-center time indications,
Frequency: 18’000 A/h,
Jewels: 34,
Number of individual components: 146, escape wheel and pallets made of massive gold with hardened functional areas

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The Armin Strom Manual collection is also available in the three case-executions mentioned above.

The
Armin Strom Caliber AMW11 
offers these features: mechanical manual winding, off-center time indications, small seconds,
Frequency: 18,000 A/h,
Jewels: 20,
Number of components: 112,
Power reserve: 120 hours, escape wheel and pallets made of massive gold with hardened functional areas

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The Armin Strom Gravity Collection is also available in the three case-executions mentioned above.

The
 Armin Strom Caliber AMR13
 Automatic offers these features: micro-rotor, 5 days power reserve, off-center time indications, small seconds,
Frequency: 18,000 A/h,
Jewels: 32,
Number of components: 171, escape wheel and pallets made of massive gold with hardened functional areas

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You can see the micro-rotor at the position “5 o´clock (25 on the dial)”

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When you look closer you will easily discover the modular make of the Armin Strom calibers. It´s a clever way of manufacturing, when you just make small quantities of each version. And, this is just the beginning. More variations will follow …

 

 

 

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