< The Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Collection

The Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Collection Watch

 
This outstanding new collection from Armin Strom is a great example of the brand’s fine eye for horological construction and design. Sharp-eyed enthusiasts of the brand will likely recognize these watches as modern derivations of the more classically styled One Week Skeleton which the brand unveiled earlier this year. And indeed both pieces share the same in-house base caliber, the manual wind ARM09-S with 8-day power reserve. But of course the Skeleton Pure, with colored, PVD finished movement plates has an aesthetic all its own. Skeleton Pure will be produced in editions of 100 pieces in each of ARMIN STROM’s elements of Air (titanium), Earth (black PVD coated stainless steel), Fire (18k rose gold, shown above) and Water (stainless steel, shown above).




The Armin Strom ARM09-S with 3D-PVD finish

The Armin Strom ARM09-S with 3D-PVD finish

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

A sapphire dial ring allows a full view of the inner mechanics.

43.4mm x 13mm steel case, manual wind manufacture ARm09-S caliber




43.4mm x 13mm steel case, manual wind manufacture ARm09-S caliber

A sapphire dial ring allows a full view of the inner mechanics.

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:

The Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Collection_05 @ GenCept

The Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Collection_01 @ GenCept

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/


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