Biel based watch manufacture ARMIN STROM is not content with simply developing watches that merely complement the motor racing lifestyle, they are cherry picking components from a Formula 1 engine with the most suitable physical and aesthetic properties to be transformed into superior watchmaking parts.
For the 2014 season the brand has added two new models to its collection, both of which were on show at Baselworld 2014. Their approach, with the help and supervision of the Marussia F1 Team, especially driver and brand ambassador Max Chilton, is used in the new calibres of the Racing Gravity and Racing Manual models. The movement bridges of these limited edition timepieces are made from the original motor block of an F1 car.
ARMIN STROM Racing Manual
The 43.4mm ARMIN STROM Racing Manual is a study of lines. The purity of the decoration has been inspired by determining the aerodynamics of the racing car. The machining of the visible bridges on the dial side reflect the forms, which hold the secrets to Formula 1 performance. This watch is based on calibre AMW11, which has a 5-day power reserve. Designer Claude Greisler states: “The ARMIN STROM Racing Manual has been developed so that each one of its beats represents a declaration of love for beautiful mechanics.” The watch comes in a limited edition of just 50 pieces.
ARMIN STROM Racing Gravity
Also 43.4mm and limited to 50 pieces, ARMIN STROM’s Racing Gravity has a transmission that is provided by a microrotor mechanism, which activates when gravity opposes a kinetic force. Once the energy is recovered and stored in the barrel, this component transfers the power to the gear-train that controls the measurement of precision and the time display. A time displayed on a dial ring, which allows the view of the mechanical elements of the watch.
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