Armin Strom owner Serge Michel puts it this way: “The One Week Skeleton is an homage to our brand’s founder, master skeletonizer Armin Strom. Skeleton Pure perfectly represents what ARMIN STROM is today.” More than just the Pure, this statement really sums up the brand today, as I see it. What I really like about Armin Strom, and what I’ve seen over the last several years since Michel took over (and enlisting the talented chief horologist Claude Greisler), is a transition of the brand — its manufacture technology, its designs, its materials, and so on — into the modern area, while also retaining the strongest aspects of brand’s heritage, namely skeletonization and hand-made watches.
Armin Strom Pure Water
Limited edition 100 pieces
The manual-wind, double-barrel ARM09-S movement offers an 8-day power reserve with hours, minutes, small seconds and power reserve indicator. It operates at 18,000 vph (2.5hz), and has a screwed balance with Breguet overcoil hairspring.
It is taken to the next level with a blue PVD finish, utilizing the latest in modern 3D-PVD techniques. For other models, the 3D-PVD coating color of the main plate corresponds to the respective element. For example, the “Fire” element is dark brown PVD. Shown here is the Pure Water movement, through various stages of assembly:
Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Fire (ref. RG15-PF.5N) retails for $46,400 in 18k rose gold.
Check out more at: http://pure.arminstrom.com/