Armin Strom Unveils New Pure Resonance Water and Pure Resonance Fire at Watches & Wonders Miami (prices)


Armin Strom Pure Resonance Fire watch, powered by the ARF 16 caliber, was unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Armin Strom Pure Resonance Fire watch, powered by the ARF 16 caliber, was unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

It was a very interesting and active four-day event at Watches & Wonders Miami, where certain watch brands unveiled new timepieces. Interdependent watch brand, Armin Strom, brought three new timepieces to the USA, two of which have never been seen before: new versions of the Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water and Armin Strom Pure Resonance Fire watch.

We have written about Armin Strom’s Resonance watches here before on several occasions as they address issues of chronometry and precision. We also conducted a video interview with Claude Greisler of Armin Strom. Also, as mentioned before, Armin Strom themes its watches according to the elements: Air (made of lightweight titanium), Fire (made in 18-karat rose gold), Water (made in steel) and Earth (crafted in black PVD steel). As such, the New Pure Resonance watches unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami are essentially the exact same in terms of mechanics and design, but they differ in case materials and dial colors.

Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water and Fire

Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water watch, powered by the ARF 16 caliber, was unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water watch, powered by the ARF 16 caliber, was unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

With the mainplate and movement components revealed on the dial side of the Armin Strom Pure Resonance watches, one can immediately recognize that this is a bit more of a classic style. Instead of fully skeletonizing the caliber, the new watch offers a paired-down approach that puts the emphasis of the watch square only on the double oscillating balances that define this timepiece.

The new Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water and Armin Strom Pure Resonance Fire watches are slimmer and sleeker looking in size and style than their predecessors. In fact the new cases are 1.8mm slimmer and feature reduced lugs and crown.

In terms of design, the 42mm watch features an offset hour and minute dial at 3:00 with a smaller overlapping subsidiary seconds dial just at 7:00. On the Amin Strom Pure Resonance Water, those two dials are blue, while on the Pure Resonance Fire, they are charcoal black in color.

Additionally, there is practically no bezel. They also house an updated caliber, ARF 16. According to Claude Greisler, “The purpose of redesigning the movement’s architecture was clarity, thereby putting focus on the resonance assembly and accuracy.”

Armin Strom ARF 16 powers the new Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water and Fire watches unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Armin Strom ARF 16 powers the new Armin Strom Pure Resonance Water and Fire watches unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

The new watches house the Caliber ARF 16, which Armin Strom has updated from the previous Resonance movement, clearly depicts the dual balances that oscillate in resonance on the entire left side of the dial. In the new timepieces, the brand has removed the twin seconds flyback mechanism and replaced them with a single sub –seconds dial — offering a striking three-hands watch with even more resonant precision.

In fact, according to the brand, the improved chronometry in this version is a direct result of removing the added function of the twin seconds flyback. The time indications on the watch receive their energy from the lower regulator, while the upper balance is strictly to create resonance. The two resonant regulators, as well as the resonance clutch spring, are fully visible to the wearer.

The finishing of the movement, like all Armin Strom watches, is meticulous, with Cotes de Genève applied for the first time at Armin Strom in straight lines. The Pure Resonance Water watch retails starting at $52,000, while the Pure Resonance Fire starts at $65,800.

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Armin Strom PURE RESONANCE WATER

Manufacture movement ARMIN STROM calibre ARF16

Manual-winding, resonance clutch spring, small seconds, off-centre time indications

Frequency: 25,200 vph

Jewels: 38

Number of components: 206

For more info on calibre, see last page

Case Stainless steel

Sapphire crystal and case back with antireflective treatment

Diameter: 42.00mm

Height: 12.00mm

Water resistance: 50m

Dial ring Blue dial with roman numerals
Hands Stainless steel
Straps Delivered with a genuine black 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 $52,000

 

Armin Strom PURE RESONANCE FIRE

Manufacture movement ARMIN STROM calibre ARF16

Manual-winding, resonance clutch spring, small seconds, off-centre time indications

Frequency: 25,200 vph

Jewels: 38

Number of components: 206

For more info on calibre, see last page

Case 18ct rose gold

Sapphire crystal and case back with antireflective treatment

Diameter: 42.00mm

Height: 12.00mm

Water resistance: 50m

Dial ring Black dial with roman numerals
Hands 18ct rose gold
Straps Delivered with a genuine back alligator horn-back strap and rose gold ardillon buckle as well as an additional black rubber strap. A double-folding clasp in 18kt rose gold is available as an option.
Retail price $65,800

 

 Armin Strom CALIBRE ARF16
15¼‘‘‘

Characteristics:

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Winding mechanism: Manual winding
Impulse: Two independent, symmetrically mirrored regulators
Plate and bridges: Plate and bridges are decorated at the highest quality level
Regulating system: Two independent regulation systems that stabilize each other connected by a resonance clutch spring
Frequency: 25,200 vph
Number of jewels: 38
Number of individual parts: 206
Diameter: 34.40mm
Height: 7.05mm
Power reserve: 48 hours

 

 


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