For the Only Watch Auction 2017, ARMIN STROM is presenting a unique timepiece in association with American artist Hunt Slonem.
The ARMIN STROM Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch comes in a titanium case with a diameter of 43.4 mm featuring the manually wound AMW11 calibre manufactured in house with off-centre time display and seconds subdial. Its openwork spring barrel benefits from a remarkable 5 day power-reserve. It goes without saying that the bottom plate and bridges are finely decorated and hand-engraved.
The dial side is a screen onto which Hunt Slonem’s contemporary art has been transferred. A composition of pastel hues and powerful lines continues the artist’s famous “bunny paintings” series. Together with the watch, the successful future bidder will be acquiring a hand-signed original which takes up the colours and motifs of the timepiece in a 46 cm x 31 cm format. For his work entitled “Rex”, the artist has used metal pigments in oil paint as the base for his characteristic linear styling.
Serge Michel, the art lover and proprietor of ARMIN STROM, has long been a fan of Slonem’s work. He was therefore delighted to acquire the world-renowned New York artist for this cooperative venture. The sought-after works which are currently on show in some 250 museums all over the world are created in Slonem’s Brooklyn studio. Apart from his interpretations of tropical fauna and flora, Slonem’s preferred subjects include those “bunny paintings” with which he sets the stage for the Chinese zodiacal sign of his birth year, the hare, and has been doing so since the early 1980s.
Model: Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch
ARMIN STROM AMW11 calibre16½’’’
Manual winding, 5-days power reserve, small seconds, off-centre time indications
Distinction: Featuring Hunt Slonem’s art on the dial side
Frequency: 18,000 A/h
Number of components: 112
Hours, minutes, small seconds
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
With founded appliques
Delivered with a genuine black alligator horn-back strap and titanium ardillon buckle as well as an additional black rubber strap
A double-fold clasp in titanium is available on option