For biennial Only Watch event scheduled on November 7 in Geneva, Swiss watch manufacture Armin Strom has created the Skeleton Pure Only Watch edition 2015 timepiece that will be auctioned for charity. The auction benefit supports scientific and medical research regarding Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For the first time, the auction will be held in Geneva and be the opening event of Geneva Watch Auction Week, when hundreds of connoisseurs and collectors gather in the city.
The Only Watch collection of 44 one-of-a-kind fine timepieces will be unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show September 23-26 and followed by a four-city tour of Hong Kong, Beijing, New York and London in October. It will be displayed in Geneva for two days prior to the auction, which will be conducted by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo.
The ARMIN STROM Skeleton Pure Only Watch edition 2015 is powered by Calibre ARM09-S and features a striking PVD coated matte black main plate and bridges. Colorization enhances the dimension and definition of the movement’s complex design.
The entirely skeletonized Calibre ARM09-S is a manual-wind, double-barrel movement with an eight-day power reserve. The dial exhibits hours, minutes, small seconds and power reserve indicator. ARMIN STROM designs its watches so the more intricate side of the calibre is visible on the dial side. When the Skeleton Pure is wound, the double-barrel movement creates an engaging animation.
Through five auctions spanning 10 years, Only Watch has raised more than 15 million Euros to finance scientific and medical research regarding neuromuscular diseases and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The event is organized by Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, the Monaco Yacht Show and Phillips auction house in association with Bacs & Russo.
SKELETON PURE ONLY WATCH EDITION 2015
Manufacture movement ARMIN STROM calibre ARM09-S
Manual-winding, 8-day power reserve, small seconds, off-centre time indications
Distinctions: Fully skeletonised, main plate and bridges with black PVD coating
Frequency: 18,000 A/h
Number of components: 146
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 43.40 mm
Height: 13.00 mm
Water-resistance: 50 m
Sapphire with founded appliques
Hands: Stainless steel
Delivered with a genuine black alligator horn-back strap and stainless steel ardillon buckle as well as an additional black rubber strap
A double-fold clasp in stainless steel is available on option