Armin Strom: Why Does The Bear Follow The Salmon?

The latest funky engineering from Armin Strom features a salmon coloured dial, limited edition of just five pieces. Yep five. Like a bear stalking the salmon leap, wealthy watch collectors are loving this intricate workmanship.

Here’s the word;

After the“Sky Blue” and “Sea Green” editions of its innovative Pure Resonance model, Armin Strom celebrates the golden age of precision chronometry with a more traditional but equally striking “Salmon” guillochédial, handcrafted by Kari Voutilainen in a limited edition of only five pieces.

The physical phenomenon of resonance has long been a source of intrigue and fascination for watchmakers. It allows for a more regular timekeeping rate by synchronizing two balance wheels that oscillate in opposite directions at the same time. Even in modern watchmaking, watches incorporating the physical phenomenon are few and far between.

In fact, only ahandful of watchmakers in the entire history of watchmaking have attempted to harness the potential of this physical phenomenon, with varying levels of success and reproducible reliability.


With its ground-breakingand patented Resonance Clutch Spring, Armin Strom has succeeded where other watchmakers could not. The result of years of intensive research by ClaudeGreisler and the Armin Strom manufacture, it ingeniously incorporates the physical phenomenon of resonance by directly connecting two hairsprings for the fastest and most regular resonant state ever witnessed in a wristwatch, resulting in exceptional chronometric stability that is much more impervious to shocks and positional rate variances than traditionally built movements.

Lavishly hand-finished throughout with bevelled and polished edges and wide côtes-de-Genève stripes, this special edition is further embellished with a coppery-rose “salmon”coloured guilloché engraved dial, handcrafted by the celebrated independent and artisanal watchmaker Kari Voutilainen’s atelier using a traditional manual rose-engine lathe for a truly lavish touch.

The salmon colour and radiant guilloché pattern add a touch of old-worldchronometry to an otherwise cutting-edge piece of creative and highly technical independentwatchmaking.

On pre-order now, price is £53,000. More info from Armin Strom. 

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