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.
During the week of SIHH 2019 Elizabeth Doerr had the opportunity of wearing Armin Strom’s resonance watch in its purest form: the Pure Resonance. And she admits to having been excited for the opportunity. Read on to discover how she felt about it after a few days.
Customizing high-end automobiles, clothing, jewelry – and even whisky – have all been around for a while. But creating your very own watch to your design specifications was once only for those willing to pay the price. Not any more. Chris Malburg explains what he learned from the experts and how he customized his first watch.
Armin Strom has released the Dual Time Resonance Sapphire, the pinnacle of the brand’s micro-engineering now housed in a completely transparent sapphire crystal case, showing every possible angle of its incredible caliber.
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.
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 has commemorated a new retail partnership with Projekt8 in Manama, Bahrain, with a pearl of a watch.
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.