Claude Greisler, co-founder and technical director of Armin Strom, talks resonance for the layperson with watch collector Michael J. Biercuk, professor of quantum physics and technology at the University of Sydney and CEO and founder of Q-CTRL.
Resonance. No, it is not a Tesla-themed Evanescence cover band. Resonance is a physics principle that, to be honest, most people will never need to know to go about their daily lives. So what is all the hubbub about resonance these days? It’s a word that is, even in the watch world, so mysterious and rare that it is heard only once or twice a decade. In this article Joshua Munchow explains how resonance works and why it matters.
The Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Oster Edition is the result of an informal meeting between Denver-based retailer Jeremy Oster, Armin Strom head of watchmaking Claude Greisler, and independent watchmaker extraordinaire Kari Voutilainen. Not surprisingly, the collaboration resulted in a stunning, technical watch limited to just 10 pieces and available only through Oster Jewelers. It’s a must-see!
Armin Strom’s Gravity Equal Force, first seen at Dubai Watch Week 2019, is a brand-new watch that seeks to innovate with the help of historical inspiration and a healthy dose of research and development. Here The Watches TV goes behind the scenes to find out more about its innovative mechanics and modern good looks.
Gravity Equal Force is the official beginning of a new direction Armin Strom: this is not only the launch of a watch but also a new collection, the System 78, which seeks to build the core of the brand on innovation and a more refined design sensibility.
The Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance marks the first time in history that the resonance phenomenon has been combined with a chiming watch (a full minute repeater!). Thanks to the clever development of the resonance mechanism several years ago, the doors to this incredibly complex and technical creation opened for the Swiss brand. And the result is like angels singing!
Armin Strom introduced the latest version of its masterful Resonance line at the 2019 edition of the SIHH: the Dual Time Resonance Sapphire. In this video, The Watches TV’s Marc André Deschoux speaks with Claude Greisler, the brand’s technical director, who explains how it’s done.
Patented inventions are present in every aspect of human life. Electric lighting glows in our rooms due to patents held by Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan; plastic is omnipresent thanks to patents registered by Leo Baekeland; and even ballpoint pens would not be on every desk if Laszlo Biro hadn’t patented them. Elizabeth Doerr takes a look at patents in the watch industry, including the most famous of all: Abraham-Louis Breguet’s patent for the tourbillon.
There are high-end watch brands titled with a person’s name that have no reference to a specific human being. But more often than not in horology, there are actual people behind watch brands with human-sounding names. And there is hardly a brand more human in Elizabeth Doerr’s estimation than Armin Strom, an independent Swiss manufacture making some of the highest quality timepieces on the market.
The Red Dot is inarguably the most important and widely recognized of all design awards. Until the 2015 edition of the competition, there was no dedicated watch category. That changed and now the prestigious German prize counts a three-man jury dedicated exclusively to watches. Elizabeth Doerr takes a look at this year’s crop of Red Dot prize winners in the watch category.