WOW. What. A. Watch. With the release of the Armin Strom One Week Skeleton Collection, the Armin Strom manufacture has realized the dream of its founder – to create a skeleton entirely manufactured in-house. While there is no doubt that Armin Strom is quite proud to marry the tradition for which its namesake represents with its modern day in-house caliber capabilities, this is also very exciting to a skeleton fan like me and others. Especially as I am in particular a fan of Mr. Armin Strom himself, a (now retired) modern day legend of the skeleton art.
You can see how incredible this watch looks. Even the going barrel springs are visible through the winding wheels. An amazing combination of form and function. The watch exudes hand craftmanship, leaving behind the feel of many of today’s mass-produced, industrial calibers and dials.
Armin Strom One Week Skeleton
Limited edition 50 pieces
43.4mm x 13mm rose gold case (yellow gold, white gold also offered)
Armin Strom Caliber ARM09-S
Fully skeletonized main plate, gear-train bridges and barrel bridges, decorated with classical hand-engravings
hour, minute, small second, power reserve indicator
manual wind (18,000 bph/2.5Hz) , double barrel with dial-side winding wheels (7 day power reserve)
Escape wheel and pallets made of solid gold with hardened functional areas. You can see here the screwed balance with Breguet overcoil:
Delivered with a black or brown alligator horn-back strap and 18ct rose gold ardillon buckle, as well as an additional black or brown rubber strap. A double-fold clasp in matching gold is available on option. Nicely done.