Swiss luxury watch brand Armin Strom has launched two new models of its cutting edge Tribute 1 wristwatch.
Armin Strom Tribute 1 represents a modern interpretation of the classic dress watch. It was introduced in June of this year in an edition featuring a grey dial with an 18k white gold barrel bridge. Limited to only 25 pieces, the Tribute 1 First Edition sold out quickly.
The new two references – one with a black dial and one with a blue dial – are available in limited editions of 100 each.
This classic manually-wound timepiece has an exquisitely proportioned 38 mm stainless steel case with a slender profile. Each Tribute 1 features extensive hand finishing, craftsmanship and decoration. It is presented on an elegant alligator strap.
Its understated off-centre dial displays hours, minutes and seconds. In attractively stark contrast to the dial is an adjacent plate whose grenage finish subtly transitions the hue of the dial from one shade to another as the light changes.
The already distinctive face is rounded out with a barrel bridge, a feature that has become a hallmark in Armin Strom’s exclusive timepieces. The Tribute 1’s crown is located at 2 o’clock, a detail that enhances wearer comfort.
Equipped with a highly efficient motor barrel, the in-house Calibre AMW21 delivers a 100-hour power reserve. The legend “1 of 100” engraved on the caseback is a confirmation of the edition size.
The “Tribute 1” in Black and Blue watches are available at an exciting retail price of CHF 13,900.
The Armin Strom Tribute 1 watches are part of the “System 78”collection, which offers fine watchmaking, impeccable hand-finishing and a number of innovative horological ‘firsts’ while maintaining an accessible price point.
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.
Tribute 1 black and blue editions
Reference no. black dial: ST21-TRI.35.S21-AR.18.AL.M.32.cl
Reference no. blue dial: ST21-TRI.05.S21-AR.18.AL.M.32.cl
Hours, minutes, seconds
Armin Strom manufacture Caliber AMW21
Regulating system: Flat hairspring with a variable inertia balance wheel
Barrel bridge in brass
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 blue or black
Hands: Manufactured by Armin Strom – stainless steel with hand finishing
Black alligator leather strap and double folding clasp in stainless steel
CHF 13,900 / EUR 11,900 / USD 13,900
Limited edition of 100 pieces each