ARMIN STROM’S new Tourbillon Skeleton celebrates the mechanical artistry of watchmaking’s ultimate complication, the tourbillon. With this introduction, the independent Swiss manufacture continues to propel the brand into future while honoring the vision and passion of the brand’s founder, master skeletonizer Armin Strom.
Tourbillon Skeleton is a new timepiece specially designed to highlight its technical prowess.
An elite circle of watch Manufactures are capable of producing a tourbillon. With Tourbillon Skeleton, the skeletonizing of the tourbillon compounded the technical challenge for Armin Strom. Ultimately the skeletonizing enhances the movement’s mechanical artistry, with PVD colorization of the main plate emphasizing the caliber’s layered construction. Along with the constant rotation of the tourbillon, owners will observe the animation of the double going barrel while the watch is wound.
Armin Strom founded his eponymous brand in 1967 and retired in 2011, after selling the company to the Michel family. Owner Serge Michel and chief horologist Claude Greisler have enhanced the brand’s capabilities by establishing an independent Manufacture in Biel/Bienne that opened in 2009 to develop and produce movements. The company introduced its first manual-wind tourbillon in 2012 and a micro-rotor tourbillon in 2013.
“I’m very proud that Serge, Claude and their team have realized one of my dreams – skeletonizing a tourbillon,” said Mr. Strom. “For me, it is a joy to see the continued growth and success of the brand.”
Greisler added, “We’re continually inspired by Armin’s tremendous skill and vision. His desire to display the beautiful techniques and mechanics in every watch—the heart and soul of the timepiece—is our overriding goal.”