Armin Strom presents the Tribute 1, a brand new classic luxury dress watch in a contemporary context. Contemporary, technically-innovative and beautifully finished, the “Tribute 1″ watch has classic dimensions. This stainless steel watch has a diameter of 38mm and a height of just 9mm. The crown is located at 2 o’clock; a nod to modern design that also enhances wearer comfort.
The “Tribute 1” belongs to Armin Strom’s System 78 Collection. Every detail of this timepiece reflects the high-standards of luxury watchmaking, particularly when it comes to finishing. Hand polishing the dial side of each barrel bridge takes over 12 hours to complete. To make the inaugural iteration even more special, the manufacture produced the barrel bridge in solid white gold.
The gear train bridge on the backside is beveled and polished in 60°. The polishing of the hands that I designed for this watch was also extremely time-consuming. The barrel is hand polished and provides 100 hours of autonomous operation.
The Caliber AMW21 is adorned with Côtes de Genève, the jewel sinks are polished to a gleaming conclusion and the mainplate is circular grained. The balance cock and the stepped escape wheel cock deliver a three-dimensional allure, while their edges are hand beveled to convey an overall sense of luxury.
The highly efficient motor barrel in the ‘Tribute 1’ is unusual in that the arbor turns around the mainspring within the barrel itself, which makes it more efficient while conserving space.
The first edition of the “Tribute 1” is available now and is limited to just 25 pieces. It is priced at an intentionally-accessible price point of CHF 13,900. This first iteration is further distinguished by its white gold barrel bridge and a 10-year warranty, exactly double the standard warranty typically offered by Armin Strom.
About The System 78 Collection
The “System 78”collection offers fine watchmaking, impeccable hand-finishing and a number of innovative horological ‘firsts’ while maintaining an accessible price point. Recognizing the passion for haute-horology among many that have historically been excluded from access to fine watchmaking, Armin Strom has committed itself to the consistently dedicating of a portion of its limited production capacity to democratizing access to haute horology timepieces. The collection embodies the watchmaking sensibilities of Claude Greisler and Serge Michel, co-founders of the revitalized Manufacture Armin Strom, who were both born in 1978.
Model: Tribute 1
Hours, minutes, seconds
Armin Strom manufacture Caliber AMW21
Regulating system: Flat hairspring with a variable inertia balance wheel
Power reserve: 100 hours
Dimensions: 33.5 mm x 4.2mm
Frequency: 3.5 Hz (25,200 vph)
Finishing: Hand-finishing to the highest quality level
Number of components: 135
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 38 mm
Height: 9 mm
Between lugs (lug to lug): 18mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Offset Black gold
Hands: Manufactured by Armin Strom –stainless steel with hand finishing
Delivered with a grey Alcantara calf leather strap and double folding clasp in stainless steel