To celebrate the exciting and successful second season of the Armin Strom Sailing Team, Armin Strom created a limited commemorative edition of its Gravity collection and gave the team’s skipper Flavio Marazzi the first of 32 watches produced for the series.
Armin Strom owner Serge Michel presented the special timepiece to Marazzi during a ceremony on July 10at the Lake Garda competition in Malcesine, Italy.
Striking black and orange colorations on Gravity Sailing’s dial and strap match the design of the team’s catamaran and its sail. The micro rotor of the automatic timepiece is visible from the dial side.
Currently the Armin Strom Sailing Team is in fourth place in the 2016 Great Cup 32 Sailing Series, which is held across Europe. The catamaran reaches speeds of up to 40 knots and appears to soar airborne when at top velocity.
Skipper and helmsman Marazzi is Switzerland’s most successful sailing competitor, a four-time Olympian, and an Armin Strom ambassador. There are two more races before the series concludes in Marseille, France on October 13-16.
Model: Armin Strom Gravity Sailing Limited Edition
Hours, minutes, small seconds
Manufacture movement ARMIN STROM calibre AMR13 16½’’’
Automatic, 5-day power reserve, small seconds and offcentre time indications
Frequency: 18,000 A/h
Number of components: 171
Winding-mechanism: Automatic with micro rotor turning on dial side
Impulse: Single going barrel
Plate and bridges: Plate and bridges are decorated at the highest level
Escapement:Escape wheel and pallets made of massive gold with hardened functional areas
Regulating system:Screwed balance with Breguet overcoil
Height: 6.00 mm
Power reserve:5 days
Stainless steel, PVD black
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 43.40 mm
Height: 13.00 mm
Water-resistance: 50 m
Black with founded appliques
Hands: Stainless steel
Delivered with a genuine black alligator strap and stainless steel PVD black ardillon buckle as well as an additional black rubber strap
A double-fold clasp in stainless steel PVD black is available on option
Limited to 32 pieces