Armin Strom – The "Tourbillon Water"
Biel, february 2013
Armin Strom joins the highly exclusive circle of brands that develop and produce a calibre with a tourbillon in-house. This marks the introduction of a dedicated collection perpetuating the signature codes of the Bienne-based brand and entirely in tune with the traditions of Swiss Fine Watchmaking. Equipped with ATC11 calibre, Tourbillon Water owes its personality and its technical sophistication from the heart of this subtle chemistry. The complication located at 9 o’clock is distinguished by its 18-carat white gold lever, as well as by a construction placing the balance and the seconds pinion along the same axis. The hand-wound calibre has a 10-day power reserve. It is driven by two barrels of which the winding mechanism is visible through the dial: an opening onto the mechanism bearing the unmistakable Armin Strom signature.
Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, Armin Strom tourbillon ATC 11 calibre, 184 parts, 18,000 vib/h, 161/2 lines, 24 jewels, 10-day power reserve, twin barrel, balance with screws and Breguet overcoil balance-spring, 18K white gold lever wheel and lever.
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
Case: Stainless steel, 43.40 mm, Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, front and back, Water-resistant to 50 m (5 bar/5 ATM)
Dial: White, Off-centred time display, Small seconds on tourbillon at 9 o’clock
Strap: Dark blue Hornback alligator with steel folding clasp and additional dark blue rubber strap