Armin Strom – Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition – Style and Trend

Mirrored Force Resonance features an elegant new form featuring a newly designed case, movement and dial featuring Armin Strom’s unique and chronometrically perfect Resonance technology. New proportions that make it possible to glorify this innovative movement.

Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition

Reflected Force Resonance – First Edition © Armin Strom

Armin Strom conquered the watch industry in 2016 by launching the Mirrored Force Resonance, a watch that masterfully and unprecedentedly exploits the phenomenon of physical resonance. It sets new standards of chronometric precision and regularity, accomplishing what watchmakers had hitherto considered impossible.

Rethinking Independent Manufacturing’s 2016 flagship creation from a new angle, the completely redesigned Mirrored Force Resonance takes the winning formula of superior chronometric stability and reinvents it as part of a refined, new artistic expression. The exterior of the case has been completely redesigned to take advantage of thinner 43mm x 11.55mm proportions, sleeker and more elegant protrusions, and a very thin “lip” that is Armin Strom’s signature 6-hour ‘lip’.

On the case back, the raised sapphire crystal makes it possible to appreciate the innovative and truly unique movement from other angles as well. A redesigned design for greater openness and three-dimensionality. The two balance bridges have been specifically opened to provide better visual harmony between the two synchronized balance wheels and the decentralized dial. The 2 o’clock push button rotates the mirror clockwise and counterclockwise to reset the operating two-second hand and visually monitor the resonance status.

Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition

Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition © Armin Strom

The extent of the complete overhaul of the movement is revealed by the reversal of the clock. Inspired by the golden age of precision nautical chronometry, the engraved main plate features the Mirrored Force Resonance thanks to a positively embossed text. The symmetry of the movement is emphasized thanks to the gear arrays emphasizing the mastery of Resonance, which has two synchronized movements thanks to its energy sources and independent gear trains, and the mirror arrangement of the open bridges. This open practice also allows the Armin Strom manufacturer to showcase their handcrafting expertise and highlight the brand’s history as a leading skeleton watch manufacturer. The wider bevels of the handcrafted bridges and countersinks added to the mix of mirror polished and satin brushed surfaces also reflect the exceptional quality characteristic of fine watchmaking and this extraordinary craftsmanship.

In addition to the architecture and motion overhaul, other mechanical features have also been updated. For example, ratchet wheels and latches are now inspired by those found in pocket watches and provide a more homogeneous tactile experience when winding.

Armin Strom co-founder and master watchmaker Claude Greisler said: “The Open Resonance movement further underlines the creativity of our patented and unique system. Even more incredible, we developed the new Mirrored Force Resonance with particular attention to the ergonomics and overall proportions of this extraordinary piece.”

An outstanding first series

Paying homage to a new tradition recently launched at Armin Strom through other collections, the first edition of Mirror Force Resonance is limited to 25 pieces. The even more special character of this series is revealed with a few details specific to this series. Two finger-type bridges between the ratchet wheel and the barrel are made of white gold. The opal dial is designed in “black gold”. Finally, the watch comes with a 10-year warranty instead of Armin Strom’s usual 5-year warranty.

Serge Michel, founder of Armin Strom, said of the first series of the new Mirrored Force Resonance: “The Mirrored Force Resonance has become one of Armin Strom’s most evocative works, and his evolution has been warmly welcomed by our collectors and partners. “We have felt such an enthusiastic welcome and such strong demand for the first edition that we have formed that we look forward to presenting the production edition, which will be released in early 2023.”

Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition

Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition © Armin Strom

Armin Strom’s patented Resonance split spring

The Resonance Armin Strom detachable spring allows for this. Made from one piece of steel, the Resonance deactivation spring is designed to transfer energy between two spiral springs and quickly bring the two balance wheels into resonance. Armin Strom’s latest generation resonance is the fastest and most reliable on the market. It synchronizes faster than any other clock that uses resonance.

Thanks to the Resonance detachable spring, a flexible suspension that connects two spiral springs to the balance wheels, all Resonance watches by Armin Strom are more resistant to shocks or vibrations. Accuracy and consistency are, of course, the ultimate goals of mechanical watchmaking, and resonance plays a vital role in helping these exceptional watches tell the time consistently throughout the days, weeks and months. Armin Strom’s goal is a watch whose owner knows it will tell the time accurately every day.

Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition

Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition © Armin Strom

The resonance split spring is made of steel and offers more consistent performance than high-tech materials like silicon. It also tolerates temperature fluctuations very well. The Resonance split spring will stand the test of time, thanks to the use of proven materials and modern methods that increase lifespan and simplify maintenance. In other words, the Zeitgeist is made to last.

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