ARMIN STROM Pure Resonance

ARMIN STROM’s new Pure Resonance offers a more classic stylistic approach and improved accuracy.

The dial now offers just two subdials for time displays: Roman numerals dominate the off-center subdial displaying hours and minutes in black and blue with blued steel hands, while a classic railroad track marks the exact minutes. The smaller subdial at 7 o’clock displays seconds using only a baton-shaped white hand and a simple track.

The goal of the Pure Resonance has not changed: to display the interesting resonant balances while improving overall precision. To this end, brand director Claude Greisler has removed the twin seconds flyback mechanism of Caliber ARF15, replacing them with one clear-cut subsidiary seconds subdial.

The reason for this watch’s improved chronometry can be found in the straightforward approach to the movement: the fewer functions a timepiece must perform, the better it can concentrate on accuracy. The time displays receive their portioned energy from the lower regulator, while the upper regulator remains in place to create resonance.

This conceptual forthrightness is reflected in the design of the movement: state-of-the-art basic Caliber ARF16 showcases the resonant regulators and playful resonance clutch spring. New bridges are decorated with succinct, eye-catching côtes de Genève, applied for the first time at ARMIN STROM in straight lines.

The outward design of this new Pure Resonance perfectly reflects the purity of Caliber ARF16. It is housed in a slimmer 42 mm stainless steel or 18-karat rose gold case (1.4 mm smaller than the original version) with reduced lugs and crown and practically no bezel, though the characteristic lip at 6 o’clock remains – an homage to the ability of ARMIN STROM to customize any of its watches as well as to founder Armin Strom, who offered this space to clients for personal engraving.

Technical details
Movement Specifications
Manufacture ARMIN STROM calibre ARF16
15¼‘‘‘, Manual-winding, resonance clutch spring, small seconds, off-centre time indications
Frequency: 25,200 vph
Jewels: 38
Number of components: 206
Winding mechanism: Manual winding
Impulse: Two independent, symmetrically mirrored regulators
Plate and bridges: Plate and bridges are decorated at the highest quality level
Regulating system: Two independent regulation systems that stabilize each other connected by a resonance clutch spring
Diameter: 34.40mm
Height: 7.05mm
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds

Pure Resonance Water
Case
Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal and case back with antireflective treatment
Diameter: 42.00mm
Height: 12.00mm
Water resistance: 50m

Dial ring
Blue dial with roman numerals
Hands: Stainless steel

Straps
Delivered with a genuine black alligator strap and stainless steel ardillon buckle as well as an additional black rubber strap
A double-folding clasp in stainless steel is available as an option

Retail price
CHF 49’000.–

Pure Resonance Fire
Case
18ct rose gold
Sapphire crystal and case back with antireflective treatment
Diameter: 42.00mm
Height: 12.00mm
Water resistance: 50m

Dial ring
Black dial with roman numerals
Hands: 18ct rose gold

Straps
Delivered with a genuine back alligator strap and rose gold ardillon buckle as well as an additional black rubber strap
A double-folding clasp in 18kt rose gold is available as an  option

Retail price
CHF 62’000.–

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