At the end of last year we ran into this rare bird. This unique piece from Armin Strom, is inspired by the design of the Armin Strom Tourbillon Fire —full 18K rose gold piece— but fitted with a very unique baguette diamond-set bezel with 45 VVS1 diamonds with a total weight of 2.8 carats. The case measuring 43.4 mm x 13 mm is made of 18K rose gold and the diamond set bezel is a one-off piece rarely seen from the masters of skeletonization out of Bern. This fascinating watch is powered by the manual wound Armin Strom calibre ATC11 composed of 184 parts, 24 jewels, a tourbillon that does a full rotation every 60 seconds and a double going barrel that guarantees a 10-day power reserve while beating at a frequency of 18,000 vph.
While we are not big fans of diamond-set watches, the Armin Strom Tourbillon Fire Diamond-Set is one of those timepieces out there that we feel is very well executed without being kitsch or tacky. This exceptional watch is as rare as it gets and one that even a lady could wear thanks to the gorgeous diamonds on its bezel. At the end of the day ladies love diamonds, right? While this watch is not offered for sale within the brand's collections, this timepiece clearly shows what Armin Strom is able to do when it comes to creating unique pieces for their clients.
Sticker Price CHF159,000 Swiss Francs. For more info on Armin Strom click here.