Armin Strom Taps Kari Voutilainen For Mirrored Force Resonance Guilloche’ Dial Watches


Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance with guilloche' dial by Kari Voutilainen.

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance with guilloche’ dial by Kari Voutilainen.

Never content to rest on its laurels, independent watch brand Armin Strom continues to build on the success of the rose gold and stainless steel Mirrored Force Resonance watches that it has garnered amongst the watch collecting world. Now the brand teams with independent master watchmaker, Kari Voutilainen, adding an option of a hand-executed guilloche dial — created by the master himself.

For those who may be unaware, Armin Strom offers a significant level of bespoke beauty for buyers looking to customize their timepiece. The brand even offers a watch configurator to do this online.  The newest option — hand-crafted  guilloche dials — simply steps it up a notch.  The guilloche’ dial is available in a number of colors, including blue, black, anthracite, red or bi-color, as well as in a variety of patterns ranging from sun-ray, to concentric waves or barleycorn.

Kari Voutilainen joins with Armin Strom to create hand-made guilloche' dials for the Mirrored Force Resonance Guilloche' watches - with different colors and patterns.

Kari Voutilainen joins with Armin Strom to create hand-made guilloche’ dials for the Mirrored Force Resonance Guilloche’ watches – with different colors and patterns.

In keeping with the brand’s desire to produce the best quality product, the partnership with  Voutilainen for the creation of the guilloche dials, was a smart move. The dials are manufactured in Voutilainen’s Môtiers-based workshop, on century-old engine-turning lathes, which can only be controlled by hand. As a result each intricate pattern is unique, achieved via precision, care and incredible expertise. An additional CHF 5,000 is added to the cost of the Mirrored Force Resonance when a hand-created guilloche’ dial by Voutilainen is selected. Our impressions: you can’t get a more realistic, striking guilloche dial then one done by a master like Kari.

Armin Strom Caliber ARF 15 for the Mirrored Force Resonance Guilloche Dial watch

Armin Strom Caliber ARF 15 for the Mirrored Force Resonance Guilloche Dial watch

 Armin Strom/ Kari Voutilainen Mirrored Force Resonance Guilloche’ Dial, Tech Specs:

Manufacture movement

ARMIN STROM calibre ARF15
Manual-winding, resonance clutch spring, twin display of seconds, off-centre time indications
Frequency: 25,200 vph
Jewels: 43
Number of components: 226
For more info on calibre, see last page

Case

Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal and case back with antireflective treatment Diameter: 43.40mm
Height: 13.00mm
Water resistance: 50m

Dial ring

Blue guilloché dial with founded appliques

Hands

Stainless steel

Straps

Delivered with a genuine back alligator horn-back strap and stainless steel ardillon buckle as well as an additional black rubber strap. A double-folding clasp in stainless steel is available as an option.

Retail price

CHF 59’000.–

There are 226 parts in the Armin STrom Mirrored Force Resonance caliber ARF 15.

There are 226 parts in the Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance caliber ARF 15.

 


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