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October 26, 2012

The Armin Strom calibre ATC11 Tourbillon. Their first tourbillon produced in-house.

Armin Strom has joined the highly exclusive club of horologers that develop and produce their own tourbillon movements with the the Armin Strom calibre ATC11 Tourbillon.

Armin Strom has joined the highly exclusive club of horologers that develop and produce their own tourbillon movements with the the Armin Strom calibre ATC11 Tourbillon.

Showcasing their expertise, Armin Strom is currently touring the globe presenting their latest calibre, the ATC11, together with a collection of exceptional timepieces. The first stage of the tour recently took place in Interlaken, on October 25th, 2012. 1795 saw the invention of the tourbillon, an ingenious mechanism designed to counter the effect of gravity on the precision of timekeeping instruments. Since this time, the very notion of a tourbillon has represented fascination and complexity for watch enthusiasts.

By producing their first tourbillon in-house, Armin Strom sought to join a long tradition of watchmaking Manufactures that produce unique horological creations and form the foundation of Switzerland’s reputation for horological excellence. Armin Strom now figures firmly in the line-up of the most prestigious watchmaking houses, largely thanks to having made bold choices. This audacity is seen both in their production methods, which allow for great autonomy, and in a vision that blends horological know-how with a bold, contemporary aesthetic.By producing their first tourbillon in-house, Armin Strom sought to join a long tradition of watchmaking Manufactures that produce unique horological creations and form the foundation of Switzerland’s reputation for horological excellence. Armin Strom now figures firmly in the line-up of the most prestigious watchmaking houses, largely thanks to having made bold choices. This audacity is seen both in their production methods, which allow for great autonomy, and in a vision that blends horological know-how with a bold, contemporary aesthetic.

The tourbillon, situated at 9 o’clock of the new ATC11 calibre is distinguished by a lever worked in 18kt white gold, as well as an assembly that places the balance wheel and seconds pinion on the same axis. The manual calibre has a 10-day power reserve and is driven by two barrels, with a winding mechanism visible from the dial side. A hallmark of Armin Strom watches is their exposed, intricate inner mechanics. Since 2009, the brand has promoted modern forms of skeletonising, with designs integrated from the early stages of the calibre before being entirely crafted in the Manufacture.

An exclusive ”coffret tourbillon”, comprised of four unique timepieces, will be on display during the Armin Strom international tour. The choice of timepieces presents the brand’s aesthetic genius and pays testament to the company’s full spectrum of watchmaking skills. Four exceptional destinations echo the theme of the world tour, which is based on the essential elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air. Thus each timepiece bears its own powerful identity, much to the delight of collectors and aesthetes.

The showcase of the Earth element took place at the foothills of the Bernese Alps, in Interlaken, in the setting of a renowned distillery. The next stages of the tour are already scheduled: Fire is due to take place under the desert sun in Dubai, Air among the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore and Water, on the shores of the pacific ocean, in Los Angeles

About the Armin Strom calibre ATC11 Tourbillon.

To mark the occasion of its first tourbillon calibre made in-house, Armin Strom is delighted to present an exclusive “coffret tourbillon” of four unique timepieces. These watches showcase the know-how of this skilled Manufacture, which seeks to reinterpret horological traditions.   The four watches that make up the selection each embody one of the elements, Fire, Earth, Water and Air. A fundamental principal of each timepiece is that every part is crafted internally: from the production, to the decoration and assembly of each piece of the movement. The overarching aim of this is for control and influence over any and everything that can render a timepiece exceptional.

The Armin Strom calibre ATC11 Tourbillon. Their first tourbillon produced in-house.

Individually, each timepiece asserts character, bearing its own hallmarks of horological flair which contrast yet marry it to the other models. Each shares the same technical specificities of the ATC11 tourbillon movement, namely a manual winding mechanism visible from the dial side, a power reserve of 10 days driven by two barrels and a tourbillon situated at 9 o’clock. Uniting these four models are the unique finishes that express a particular style of mechanical beauty and which bear testament to a passion for time. This same passion is the very raison d’être that informs the Armin Strom Manufacture.

Armin Stromcalibre ATC11 TOURBILLON AIR

  • Manual-winding, Tourbillon, double spring barrels 10-days power reserve, small seconds and decentred time indications
  • Particularity: Plate and bridges entirely skeletonized by hand
  • Frequency: 18’000 A/h
  • Jewels: 24
  • Number of components: 184

Armin Strom calibre ATC11 TOURBILLON EARTH

  • Manual-winding, Tourbillon, double spring barrels 10-days power reserve, small seconds and decentred time indications
  • Particularity: Plate and bridges with ceramic inlays
  • Frequency: 18’000 A/h
  • Jewels: 24
  • Number of components: 184

Armin Strom calibre ATC11 TOURBILLON FIRE

  • Manual-winding, Tourbillon, double spring barrels 10-days power reserve, small seconds and decentred time indications
  • Particularity: Plate and bridges entirely engraved by hand with flames
  • Frequency: 18’000 A/h
  • Jewels: 24
  • Number of components: 184

Armin Strom calibre ATC11 TOURBILLON WATER

  • Manual-winding, Tourbillon, double spring barrels 10-days power reserve, small seconds and decentred time indications
  • Particularity: Plate and bridges entirely set with 44 diamonds (0,1893 ct total, IF_VVS, colour G) as well as 76 light blue and 159 dark blue sapphires (0,8312 ct total)
  • Frequency: 18’000 A/h
  • Jewels: 24
  • Number of components: 184

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