Ressence Type 2A on the wrist

8 New Pre-SIHH 2019 Watches By Independent Watchmakers In The Carré Des Horlogers

Visitors to the 2019 SIHH can expect to find 17 independent watchmakers and boutique brands in the Carré des Horlogers. Here is a sampling of some of the pre-announced watches that we can expect to see from these maverick creators.

Armin Strom Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance

Armin Strom Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance: Simplifying With Complexity

The Armin Strom Dual Time Resonance is part of an entirely new line: the Masterpiece collection. As the inaugural timepiece, it holds the distinction of bearing the title Masterpiece 1 and sets a new direction for the brand. The resonance concept as a whole is one of the least explored systems in all of horology and here it is displayed in all its glory. Joshua Munchow explains how.

Armin Strom Manual Bahrain Pearl

Armin Strom Manual Bahrain Pearl: When The World Is Your Oyster

Armin Strom has commemorated a new retail partnership with Projekt8 in Manama, Bahrain, with a pearl of a watch.

Armin Strom owner Serge Michel with his favorite timepiece: the Tourbillon Skeleton Fire

Inside Armin Strom: Maximum Transparency From The Top Down

Armin Strom is an independent Swiss manufacture celebrating ten years of its modern incarnation. The brand’s second life, if you will, came about thanks to two childhood friends, Serge Michel and Claude Greisler.

You Are There: Video Tour Through The Armin Strom Factory

Armin Strom is one of the smallest complete watch manufactures in Switzerland and for nearly 10 years has introduced about one new movement per year, including a tourbillon in 2012 and the most recent highlight, the Mirrored Force Resonance, a true technical tour de force. Take a video tour through the factory right here.

Armin Strom Pure Resonance

Armin Strom Pure Resonance: Less Really Is More And That Resonates

Armin Strom continues of its philosophy of engineering the essential with the appropriately named Pure Resonance, which made its debut at SIHH 2018.

Movement of the Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon

Appreciating Skeleton Watches With Patek Philippe, Graff, Angelus, Armin Strom And Piaget

From a technical point of view, skeletonizing makes no sense: watchmakers go to great length to create a stable and robust movement, only to have others saw away pieces of its components. Skeletonizing is one of those instances when form takes over from function, bringing it even closer to being art.

Beat Haldimann H2 Flying Resonance

Understanding Resonance, Featuring The F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance, Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance, And Haldimann H2 Flying Resonance

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? 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.

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance

Our Predictions For The Aiguille d’Or At The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s Aiguille d’Or category is a prize rewarding the best overall watch among all categories. It is the most prestigious award in the entire competition. Here, the Quill & Pad panel discusses which watches it thinks has a good chance of winning this prize in the 2017 competition.

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance

A Watchmaker’s Technical Look At The Mirrored Force Resonance Fire By Armin Strom: A Dual-Balance Watch With A Difference

The Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire has captivated everybody with the mesmerizing appearance of its twin balances and the unusual, long, sinuous, grey spring gently oscillating along the middle of the watch. ‘The Horological Journal’ editor and watchmaker Justin Koullapis asks the question, “Does it live up to the hyperbole?”