Swiss luxury watch brand Armin Strom has launched the Tribute 1 Rose Gold Edition, the first-ever Tribute 1 crafted in a precious metal.
Armin Strom launched its Tribute 1 watch in stainless steel in 2021. With its 38mm case and slender profile, this modern dress watch comes with an minimalist off-centre dial and exposed motor barrel and bridge.
The new Tribute 1 Edition from Armin Strom features a 38mm 18k rose gold case with anthracite-colored dial plate and off-centre dial.
The off-centre dial is presented in a riveting black gold colour with an azurage textured effect. The even-numbered hour markers are coated in 18K 5N rose gold, as are the hour, minute and seconds hands, which, like the movement, were specially designed and manufactured in-house at Armin Strom.
The dial plate with grenage finish offers subtle changes in hue in changing light conditions, delivering an eye-catching range of anthracite shades.
This already remarkable face also features a painstakingly hand-polished skeletonized open-worked motor barrel on which the words “100 HOURS OF POWER RESERVE” are engraved. The stunning display is rounded out with a meticulously hand-bevelled barrel bridge, which is coated with 18K 5N rose gold. The Tribute 1 Rose Gold’s crown is positioned at 2 o’clock, a distinction that enhances wearer comfort.
Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback is the hand-wound calibre AMW 21. Also on display is the three-quarter bridge adorned with Côtes de Genève decoration and hand-polished at 60°. The hand decoration continues: the main plate has a circular grained pattern while the balance bridge features side graining, anglage, sand blasting and straight graining. The escapement and the escape bridge add a three-dimensional allure and their hand-bevelled edges contribute to the Tribute 1 Rose Gold’s overall sense of luxury.
Like all of Armin Strom’s movements, the Calibre AMW 21 was developed and manufactured in-house. With a highly efficient hand-polished motor barrel, it delivers a remarkable 100-hour power reserve.
And as is the case with each of the brand’s calibres, it is assembled twice. In other words, after its initial assembly, Armin Strom’s watchmakers disassemble the movement and put it together again, to ensure the quality of every component and the flawless performance of the watch.
The Armin Strom Tribute 1 Rose Gold watch is limited to 100 pieces. The legend “1 of 100” engraved on the caseback is a confirmation of its edition size. A black alligator strap completes the presentation.
This hand-wound dress watch features extensive hand finishing, hand craftsmanship and hand decoration at an attractive price point of CHF 23,900.
Model: Armin Strom Tribute 1 Rose Gold
Hours, minutes, seconds
Armin Strom manufacture Caliber AMW21
Regulating system: Flat hairspring with a variable inertia balance wheel
Barrel bridge coated in 18K 5N rose gold
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
Case: 18k rose gold
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 azurage, all even hour markers 18ct 5N rose gold coated, dial plate black gold grenage
Dial plate: Black gold grenage
Hands: Steel 8ct 5N rose gold coated, manufactured by Armin Strom, decorated by hand
Black alligator leather strap and double folding clasp in stainless steel
Limited edition of 100 pieces