Armin Strom, the independent watch manufacturer, has unveiled its latest masterpiece, the Mirrored Force Resonance Manufacture Edition. This unique chronometric watch is a groundbreaking concept in watchmaking, as it harnesses the power of the physical phenomenon of resonance to offer greater chronometric precision and consistency.
The Mirrored Force Resonance Manufacture Edition is a limited edition of 50 pieces, each one boasting a striking blue grenage dial and matching Alcantara strap. The watch is elegantly slender, with a stainless steel case measuring 43mm x 11.55mm. The contrast between the vibrant blue colors and open mechanics brings the watch to life. The off-center dial is dark blue in color, with a grenage textured central element surrounded by a circular satin-brushed chapter ring. The twin resonance second counters are also finished in the same blue tone, painted with white numerals for maximum legibility.
Armin Strom has constructed the Mirrored Force Resonance’s wholly exceptional movement in a way that ensures as many of its key components as possible are visible. The pusher at 2 o’clock allows the two running seconds indicators – which rotate in mirrored clockwise and counter-clockwise motions – to be reset to zero and visually track the state of resonance. The case back view reveals the engraved main plate, which details the specific characteristics of the Mirrored Force Resonance in bas-relief text. The movement is accentuated with its mirrored arrangement of open bridges and gears.
True to Armin Strom’s ethos of crafting exceptional calibers with the finest finishing and attention to even the smallest detail, each component is painstakingly hand-decorated by one of the manufacturer’s dedicated watchmakers. The perlage, satin-brushing, chamfering, and polishing techniques are carefully executed for each and every component, elevating the notion of haute horlogerie into miniature, wearable art.
The Mirrored Force Resonance’s patented Resonance Clutch Spring is the result of years of intensive research by Claude Greisler and the manufacturer. Crafted from a single piece of steel, the Resonance Clutch Spring is designed to transfer energy between both hairsprings and quickly bring the balance wheels into resonance. Armin Strom’s newest generation of resonance is the quickest and most reliable on the market, synchronizing faster than any other watch that uses resonance and remaining in a resonant state longer than any other.
Thanks to the Resonance Clutch Spring, a flexible suspension connecting the two hairsprings with its balance wheels, all of Armin Strom’s Resonance watches are more resistant to shocks or vibrations than standard mechanical movements. Precision and consistency are the ultimate goals of mechanical watchmaking, and resonance plays a crucial role in helping these amazing watches keep time consistently over days, weeks, and months. Armin Strom’s goal is a watch that the owner knows will tell the time consistently, day in and day out.
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