Biel based watchmaker Armin Strom has just released a new collection, but with the familiar house theme of the earth’s elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The Skeleton Pure watch features the same movement as the One Week Skeleton, released at Baselworld 2014. But this Skeleton highlights the layered construction of the movement by colorizing the essential components, which features the firm's Calibre ARM09-S.
The main plate, gear-train bridges and barrel-bridges have been fully skeletonised while a colored 3D-PVD coating has been applied to the main plate, corresponding to the respective element. The manual-wind, double-barrel movement offers an 8-day power reserve with hours, minutes, small seconds and power reserve indicator.
"Skeleton Pure uses new treatments and technology to bring a fresh and modern look to the highest level of Swiss watch design and craftsmanship. This timepiece illustrates the perfection that can be achieved through machine processing and the way 3D-PVD coating can enhance dimension and bring definition to the engineering." Claude Greisler, Director and Chief of Horology
The Skeleton Pure Water comes in a stainless steel 43.40mm case, and is water resistant to 50m. The sapphire crystal and case back are anti-reflective treated. The PVD coating of the mainplate is blue. The watch is fitted with a dark blue alligator horn-back strap and stainless steel ardillon buckle. It also comes complete with an additional dark blue rubber strap.
The Skeleton Pure Fire features a case crafted in pink gold. The main plated is coated with dark brown PVD. Like the Skeleton Pure Water, the watch is delivered with two straps, black or brown.
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