At Dubai Watch Week this week, multiple important timepieces are being unveiled. In a colorful and bold tribute to its classic Tribute 1, Armin Strom introduces the Tribute 1 Fumé, a limited edition collection featuring four distinct fumé dials created by master artisan Kari Voutilainen and with fume’ gradient offset time dials in multiple colors including burgundy, slate, sky blue and ocean blue. Limited to just 10 pieces each, these mechanical masterpiece showcases Armin Strom’s commitment to blending modernity with a vintage touch.
The Tribute 1 collection stands as a statement of simplicity in the realm of timekeeping, reimagining the three-hand watch with an independent twist and stunning offset time indication. Crafted meticulously, every detail in the new Tribute 1 Fume’ series is executed with precision, resulting in a harmonious, integral, and highly original piece – taking the uniqueness to a new level.
The fumé offset dial, with its intense and reflective tones, allows an intricate play of light, especially against the striking guilloche pattern by Voutilainen of different tonalities and shades of the anthracite guilloché plate.
With its slender 38mm stainless steel case, uniquely positioned crown at 2:00, and an off-centered small dial displaying hours, minutes, and seconds, the Tribute 1 Fume’ embodies harmony in asymmetry. The innovative “motor barrel,” held by an open finger-style bridge, is a standout feature of the Tribute 1 dial side. Its unique design, turning the arbor around the mainspring within the barrel itself, enhances efficiency and conserves space, achieving an impressive 100 hours of power reserve.
The manual-winding caliber AMW21, masterfully decorated throughout, showcases Armin Strom’s expertise in elaborate hand-finishing techniques. The hand-wound movement boasts a flat hairspring with a variable inertia balance wheel. The 135-partm movement beats at 25,200 vibrations per hour. The watch is water resistant to 5 ATM.
Completing the Tribute 1 Fumé is a Grey Alcantara calf leather strap with white stitching, providing a velvety-soft and supple touch. This limited edition release offers a punchy and chromatic rendition of Armin Strom’s alternative 3-hand dress watch. With only 10 pieces available for each dial color, the Tribute 1 Fumé stands as a testament to Armin Strom’s commitment to exclusivity and craftsmanship and to Kari Voutilainen expert work. The watches retail for $20,900.