Armin Strom watches have been available with the option for Kari Voutilainen’s guilloché dials, and this latest addition is a salmon edition extends the dial options for the Armin Strom Pure Resonance line.
Press Release information with brief comments in italics.
New dial option for Armin Strom Pure Resonance
Price: CHF 59,000 / EUR 62,600/ GBP 53,000/ USD 60,000.
We have covered the Armin Strom Pure Resonance and earlier Mirrored Forced Resonance in several iterations of this innovative double balance system which is coupled by a clutch spring to produce the phenomena of resonance.
Here are the Essential Reading material:
- Armin Strom Pure Resonance
- Armin Strom Mirrored Forced Resonance Technical Analysis. This is a detailed technical analysis of the Mirrored Forced Resonance principle and the original watch introduced by Armin Strom. Recommended for reading to understand how it works.
- Armin Strom Mirrored Forced Resonance Hands-on Review.
- Watchscapes Armin Strom Enamel Dial Series
And the entire Armin Strom series has always been available with Voutilainen dials as an additional cost option since the early days. See our article on the Armin Strom Configurator for some details on this.
As mentioned in the release detail notes below, the two other Voutilainen dials which have been offered are the Sky Blue (WG) and Sea Green (SS), both of which are now sold out. And this new Salmon is an addition. But is a very limited edition of only 5 pieces. The pricing remains at CHF 59k for the new SS Salmon, as with the SS Sea Green model. The Voutilanen dial adds CHF 10k to the final price, as the same Pure Resonance in SS case is available with a regular blue dial in the Manufacture Edition for CHF 49k.
After the “Sky Blue” and “Sea Green” editions of its innovative Pure Resonance model, Armin Strom celebrates the golden age of precision chronometry with a more traditional but equally striking “Salmon” guilloché dial, handcrafted by Kari Voutilainen in a limited edition of only five pieces.
The physical phenomenon of resonance has long been a source of intrigue and fascination for watchmakers. It allows for a more regular timekeeping rate by synchronizing two balance wheels that oscillate in opposite directions atthe same time. Even in modern watchmaking, watches incorporating the physical phenomenon are few and far between. In fact, only a handful of watchmakers in the entire history of watchmaking have attempted to harness the potential of this physical phenomenon, with varying levels of success and reproducible reliability.
With its ground-breaking and patented Resonance Clutch Spring, Armin Strom has succeeded where other watchmakers could not. The result of years of intensive research by Claude Greisler and the Armin Strom manufacture, it ingeniously incorporates the physical phenomenon of resonance by directly connecting two hairsprings for the fastest and most regular resonant state ever witnessed in a wristwatch, resulting in exceptional chronometric stability that is much more impervious to shocks and positional rate variances than traditionally built movements.
Conceived with the same approach as historical high-precision marine chronometers, where accuracy targets consistency as its sole goal and the devicemust gain or lose precisely the same number of seconds every single day without variation, the challenge is far greater in a wristwatch that is constantly in motion. In this regard, Armin Strom’s solution can be considered the “holy grail” of marine chronometry.
Armin Strom’s revolutionary resonance mechanism executed in its most distilled form, the Pure Resonance,combines the Manufacture’s patented technology –which is entirely visible from the dial side –with a classic time display featuring only thehours, minutes and seconds. Lavishly hand-finished throughout with bevelled and polished edges and wide côtes-de-Genève stripes, this special edition is further embellished with a coppery-rose “salmon” coloured guilloché engraved dial, handcrafted by the celebrated independent and artisanal watchmaker Kari Voutilainen’s atelier using a traditional manual rose-engine lathe for a truly lavish touch. The salmon colour and radiant guilloché pattern add a touch of old-world chronometry to an otherwise cutting-edge piece of creative and highly technical independent watchmaking.
The Pure Resonance Salmon special edition will be produced in only five pieces and isavailable to order as of now.
Technical specifications:Pure Resonance Salmon
Reference no. ST17-RP.65
Indications: hours, minutes, seconds
Movement: Armin Strom manufacture Calibre ARF16
Manual-winding, patented resonance clutch spring, 2 mainspring barrels
Regulating system: two independent regulation systems connected by a resonance clutch spring
Power reserve: 48 hours Dimensions: 34.40 mm x 7.05mm
Frequency: 3.5 Hz (25,200 vph)
Finishing: Base plate and bridges are decorated to the highest quality levelJewels: 38
Number of components: 206
Sapphire crystal and caseback with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 42.00 mmHeight: 13 mmWater resistance: 5ATM
Dial: Salmon-colouredhand guilloché by Kari Voutilainen, off-centredial with subdial
Hands: Manufactured by Armin Strom, steel with hand finishing
Strap: Black alligator strap and stainless-steel double-folding clasp.
Edition: Limited to five pieces