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Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water & Fire

The new Pure Resonance offers a more classic stylistic approach and improved accuracy.

In general, Armin Strom carefully maintains a pared-down approach that keeps the brand’s style of watchmaking focused on its essence. The latest version of Resonance heads further in that direction, squarely placing emphasis on the watch’s most remarkable feature: the visible dual balances oscillating in resonance.

The dial now offers just two subdials for time displays: Roman numerals dominate the off-center subdial displaying hours and minutes, 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.

Technology in Service to Chronometry

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: Caliber ARF16 showcases the resonant regulators and playful resonance clutch spring. New bridges are decorated with côtes de Genève, applied for the first time at Armin Strom in straight lines.

Retail prices: Pure Resonance Water CHF 49,000; Pure Resonance Fire CHF 62,000

Pure Resonance Water & Fire

Pure Resonance Fire © Armin Strom

Classic Size

The timepiece comes in a slimmer 42 mm stainless steel - for the Water version - or 18-karat rose gold case - for the Fore version - (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 (and it can still be used for that).

The watches are delivered with a genuine black alligator strap and stainless steel or rose gold ardillon buckle, as well as an additional black rubber strap. A double-folding clasp is available as an option.

Pure Resonance Water & Fire

Pure Resonance Water © Armin Strom

The brand

The ARMIN STROM manufacture expresses the very substance of its founder’s legacy. Its guiding principle is that of reinterpreting watchmaking tradition. To this end, it applies the principle of making movements visible and decorating them at every stage of their design and production.

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