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News: Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance. Celebrating 10 Years of its Fully Integrated Manufacture.

Continuing to up their game, Armin Strom presents the world’s first and only resonance chiming wristwatch. The new Masterpiece 2 Minute Repeater Resonance offers two incredible complications with its resonance capabilities and a minute repeater. Fitted with two vertically-stacked independent movements; two forms of resonance —oscillators and sound propagation; two independent mainsprings in one barrel; and two top development teams in Armin Strom and Le Cercle des Horlogers for the minute repeater part of things. Limited to only 10 pieces, the Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance celebrates the 10th anniversary of its fully integrated manufacture. Cased in grade 5 titanium, the Masterpiece 2 Minute Repeater Resonance gets its inspiration from Bern’s centuries old chiming tower clock.

Experience: Armin Strom Collectors' Evening in Dallas. Presenting the Resonance Collection.

You all know that here at Watch Collecting Lifestyle we are big fans of independent watchmakers and that Armin Strom is one of those brands we really like. A relatively young company led by an easygoing and approachable team that puts their hearts and souls into their watches, Armin Strom still preserves the DNA left by his founder Armin Strom himself as untouched as possible, while always moving as fast as the watch industry calls for. To present their Resonance collection and the Dual Time Resonance Sapphire watch for the very first time in the U.S., Claude Greisler —Co-Founder and Technical Director Armin Strom— and Jean-Marc Bories —Head of North America Armin Strom— came down to Dallas by way of L.A. after attending the Watch Time event in Cali.

Insider: Armin Strom Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance Titanium and Sapphire. Two Masterpieces Like No Other.

The first Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance by Armin Strom was released last year as the first watch in a new collection. A chef-d'œuvre combining the practicality of two completely independent time indications with the increased precision of two independent movements in resonance. The Dual Time Resonance launched the new flagship Masterpiece collection highlighting Armin Storm’s extraordinary technical and artistic abilities with an 8-piece limited edition in titanium. Putting the spotlight on the horological principle of Resonance with a distinctive oval case measuring 59 mm x 43.4 mm, two independent movements sit side-by-side with their regulators wedded by Armin Strom’s patented Resonance Clutch Spring.

Pre-SIHH 2019: Armin Strom Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance Sapphire. The First Sapphire Case for the Brand.

Just released back in October 2018, the Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance by Armin Strom is a horological Masterpiece and the first watch in a new collection. Combining the practicality of two completely independent time indications with the increased precision of two independent movements in resonance, the Dual Time Resonance now is released with a sapphire crystal case which is a first for the brand. In a distinctive oval case, two independent movements sit side-by-side, their regulators wedded by Armin Strom’s patented Resonance Clutch Spring performing a continually horological two-step between the dual eye-catching counter-oscillating balances.

Insider: Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Chocolate Brown Ceramic Unique Piece. Hands-on with one of the Best Matte Ceramic Cases We've Ever Seen.

As you guys know, Armin Strom is an independent haute horlogerie brand known to master the art of skeletonization but also a brand that excels in making some unique pieces here and there, like the WatchCollectingLifestyle unique piece we shared with you at the end of September, here. Well, this time we are bringing you a hands-on review of a very unique Armin Strom Skeleton Pure featuring a middle case made of matte ceramic.

News: Presenting the Armin Strom Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance. The First Watch in the New Masterpiece Collection.

The Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance by Armin Strom is a horological Masterpiece and the first watch in a new collection. A chef-d'œuvre combining the practicality of two completely independent time indications with the increased precision of two independent movements in resonance. The Dual Time Resonance launches the new flagship Masterpiece collection, which highlights Armin Storm’s extraordinary technical and artistic abilities. The new Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance shines a spotlight on the horological principle of Resonance.

Eye Candy: Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire with Guilloché Dial by Kari Voutilainen. Impressive is an Understatement.

The Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance was originally released two years ago and then revisited earlier this year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018. Featuring a hand guilloché dial created by master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen, one of the authorities in dial and movement decoration, this watch is available in a wide variety of colors that include blue, black, white, anthracite, bi-color and even red. Additionally, the dials are also offered in different guilloché patterns that include sunray, concentric waves or even 'à grains d'orge' —barleycorn—. The one pictured here is the concentric waves one.

Insider: Armin Strom One Week Air. Light, Impeccable and with a 7-Day Power Reserve.

The Armin Strom One Week Air ref. TI10-WA.11 from the Biel-based manufacture, is a 7-day power reserve manual wound watch that brings the best of Armin Strom in a 100-piece limited edition. The Armin Strom One Week is available in four different iterations —Earth, Water, Fire and Air— and the Air one we are reviewing here, is one of our favorite ones. Powered by the manual wound calibre ARM09, the One Week Air is designed to proudly display its inner workings with a beautiful skeletonized dial ring with white appliqués and power reserve with concentric running seconds indicator at 9 o'clock and is equipped with a light but sturdy titanium case measuring 43.40 mm in diameter and 13 mm in thickness.

Insider: Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Hand Guilloché Dials by Kari Voutilainen. This Watch Just Got Much Better.

First released at the end of 2016 and then revisited this year at the SIHH 2018, the Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance just got considerably better thanks to its new hand guilloché dials created in a variety of colors and finishes by master watchmaker —and one of the authorities in dial and movement decoration— Kari Voutilainen. Available in a wide variety of colors that include blue, black, white, anthracite, bi-color and even red, Armin Strom’s most remarkable timepiece to date is now offered to collectors with superb hand made guilloché dials, delivering an outstanding synergy of modern and classic looks.

SIHH 2018: Armin Strom Pure Resonance Fire and Pure Resonance Water. The New Resonance in a More Classic Size Measuring 42 mm.

Trying to appeal to a more conservative customer that prefers smaller timepieces, Armin Strom has just presented the new Pure Resonance housed in a slimmer 42 mm case —1.4 mm smaller than the original Mirrored Force Resonance— with reduced lugs and crown and practically with no bezel, though the characteristic lip at 6 o’clock remains as an homage to the ability of Armin Strom to customize any of its watches as well as to their founder Armin Strom, who offered this space to clients for personal engraving.

News: Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance with Hand Guilloché Dials. Partnering with Master Watchmaker Kari Voutilainen.

Last year in November of 2016, we brought you the news regarding the Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire in 18K rose gold, the first truly Resonance timepiece in the market. Then six months later, in May of 2017, Armin Strom released their Resonance watch also in stainless steel. Well, today after the great success of the inaugural rose gold limited edition and the visually technical stainless steel edition, Armin Strom’s most innovative piece to date, will now be offered to collectors with superb, hand-executed guilloché dials, creating an outstanding synthesis of tradition and innovation —two values dear to the brand.

Eye Candy: Armin Strom One Week Configured Unique Piece. The Armin Strom Configurator Offers Endless Possibilities.

With a very similar look to Armin Strom’s Skeleton Pure Water we reviewed here, but featuring the 'Air' titanium case, comes this Armin Strom One Week Configured Unique Piece thanks to the recently launched Armin Strom Watch Configurator. This watch configurating system is not only quite innovative but it also offers hundreds if not thousands of possible combinations. If you can dream it, they can make it.

Insider: Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Water. Hands-on with the Only True Resonance Watch in the Market.

Back in May 2017, we brought you the exciting news about Armin Strom releasing their Resonance watch also in stainless steel. Well, today, we finally bring you our hands-on review of this great timepiece that is nothing but spectacular.  Fitted with an stainless steel case measuring 43.4 mm in diameter, the Armin Strom Mirrored Resonance Water and the Mirrored Resonance Fire are truly the only Resonance watches in the market.

News: Presenting the Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Water in Stainless Steel. As Good as it Gets.

Today, we bring you some very exciting news as Armin Strom has now released a stainless steel version of their Mirrored Force Resonance watch. The new Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Water features a stainless steel case measuring 43.40 mm in diameter and equipped with a navy blue hornback strap and an additional rubber strap with deployant double-folding clasp.

Baselworld 2017: Armin Strom Configurator. Live Pictures of Some of the Endless Possible Combinations.

This Baselworld 2017 Armin Strom released an innovative concept that will allow customers have their own unique piece with the Armin Strom Watch Configurator. Offering hundreds if not thousands of possible combinations, the Armin Strom configurator begins with the client choosing the desired movement —a tourbillon, a five-day power reserve, or any other functionality in Armin Strom’s arsenal. Then the customer can choose from an array of colors, engravings, finishes and even level of skeletonization of the movement to finalize their unique piece. Of course the ability to choose different types of buckles, straps and bezels is also part of the configurator experience.

Baselworld 2017: Armin Strom Presents the Watch Configurator. An Amazing Concept Where One Can Make Its own Unique Piece.

Armin Strom’s Innovative Watch Configurator: The Ultimate Way to Create Something No One Else Owns. Luxury is not just about price anymore; luxury is about exclusivity – the exclusivity that comes with owning something rare and special that no one else has. And luxury is as personal as each individual collector. With that in mind, Armin Strom now provides the opportunity for clients to create their own exclusive, luxurious wristwatches: the new Watch Configurator is an inspirational, effortless, time-saving system that is simple to use even as it opens new perspectives in personalization.

Hands-on: Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire. The Only True Resonance Watch in the Market.

A few weeks ago, we brought you the exciting news about Armin Strom releasing a Resonance watch —a true horological feat that only a couple watchmakers like F.P. Journe and Breguet had mastered. Well, today, we finally bring you our hands-on review with our usual live pictures of this fascinating timepiece that is nothing but spectacular.  Fitted with an 18K rose gold case measuring 43.4 mm in diameter, the Armin Strom Mirrored Resonance Fire is truly the only Resonance watch in the market.

Posted on November 21, 2016 and filed under Armin Strom.

News: Presenting the New Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire. A Watchmaking Breakthrough That Only A Few Master.

Today, we bring you some very exciting news from Armin Strom as they unveil one of the most complicated timepieces out there. We are talking about the new Mirrored Force Resonance Fire that taps into one of the most complicated horological feats and a complication only attempted and mastered by just a few like F.P. Journe and Breguet. Well, today Armin Strom joins the ranks along with these two other brands with the launch of the new Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire timepiece that is the second complication from this young manufacture from Biel.

Posted on November 3, 2016 and filed under Armin Strom, News.

News: Presenting the New Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel in 18K Rose Gold. A Limited Edition of 100 Pieces.

Armin Strom's Edge Double Barrel, the first model in the brand's new Edge collection, is now also available in 18k rose gold. First presented in March at Baselworld 2016, the Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel —full hands-on review here— is powered by an innovative new Armin Strom in-house movement housed in the 46.80 mm case. The ARM16 caliber is composed of unusual polygon and angular-shaped components.

Posted on October 14, 2016 and filed under Armin Strom, News.

From the Editor: Presenting the Armin Strom Gravity Date Watch Collecting Lifestyle Edition Unique Piece. A Milestone in My Watch Life.

Today, I am humbled and honored to bring you this special feature. If you are an avid reader of WCL, you know that only a handful of times I've written stuff this personal. Well, just as promised throughout our Instragram and other social media accounts, here's the special feature on the Armin Strom Gravity Date Watch Collecting Lifestyle Edition Unique Piece that arrived this Tuesday after almost five months of wait.