Flash News: Armin Strom Racing Collection
By Thierry Ané on March 26, 2014
This year Armin Strom updates its Racing Collection with two new timepieces that incorporate parts from a Formula 1 engine and showcase a strong racing aesthetic.
As part of their involvement with the Marussia F1 team, the brand’s team dismantled the engine in order to select the components most suitable physically and aesthetically to transform into watchmaking parts and used them as parts of a manually-wound movement as well as an automatic calibre.
In terms of design, one could say that the newcomers are close to the Armin Manual Earth Black PVD Steel created in 2012 and the Armin Gravity Earth Black PVD Steel introduced in 2013. They feature the same openwork dial with a black minute ring and are also delivered with a black hornback alligator strap with a pin buckle.
What is new is the mix of black PVD steel and titanium for the 43.40 mm x 13 mm case and the decorations on the main plate visible through the openwork dial.
The Racing Manual is equipped with the AMW11-MR calibre while the Racing Gravity houses the AMR13-MR movement with micro-rotor. They are both produced in-house and boast a 5-day power reserve to indicate the time with small seconds. Only 50 pieces of each version will be produced.
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