Friday, October 14, 2016

ARMIN STROM – Edge Double Barrel Rose Gold Edition

ARMIN STROMEdge Double Barrel Rose Gold Limited Edition NEW

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Armin Strom's Edge Double Barrel, the first model in the brand's new Edge collection, is now available in 18k rose gold.

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Introduced at BaselWorld 2016, manual-wind Edge Double Barrel is powered by an innovative new Armin Strom movement housed in the 46.80mm case. The ARM16 caliber is composed of unusual polygon and angular-shaped components.

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The large case size deepens the sense of dimensionality of the open-worked movement, which is visible from the front and back of the timepiece. The hand-beveled bridges contrast with a cross-grinding surface decoration, adding to the watch's industrial appearance. Altogether, the mechanical elements and design create a captivating aesthetic.

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A close look reveals that Mr. Edge, official ambassador of the collection, is composed of many of the same individual components as the ARM16 movement. He's the creation of the brand and Biel artist Herbert Krake, aka Tarkin, to serve as a communications tool.

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With his Transformer-like, brawny physique, the futuristic Mr. Edge makes an intense impression, matching the bold statement and design language of the Edge collection. The robot's likeness will appear on advertising and marketing support for the collection, which Armin Strom plans to extend with forthcoming new models.

Technical Specifications


Manufacture movement ARMIN STROM  
16½‘‘‘ calibre ARM16
Winding-mechanism: Manual wind-up with spider-shaped crown wheels turning on the dial side
Double going barrel
Plates and bridges:
With cross-grinding decoration
Escape wheel and pallets made of massive gold with hardened functional areas
Regulating system:
Screwed balance with Breguet overcoil
18,000 A/h
Number of Jewels:
Number of individual parts: 
Power reserve: 
8 days

18ct Rose gold
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 46.80mm
Height: 13.20mm
Water-resistance: 50m
Dial ring:  Black with white indices and rose gold numerals
Hands:  Rose gold
Functions:  Hour, minute, small second, power reserve indicator
Delivered with a brown alligator strap and ardillon buckle in 18ct rose gold as well as an additional brown rubber.
A double-fold clasp in 18ct rose gold is available on option

Edition Limited to 100 pieces

Retail price:  CHF 39’900.--

For more information relating to this press release or to Armin Strom:
Bettina Fleury, Armin Strom AG,
Tel. +41 32 343 33 44,
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Manufacture Royale – 1770 MICROMEGAS Revolution

Manufacture Royale1770 MICROMEGAS Revolution Double Flying Tourbillon NEW

Manufacture Royale presents the new 1770 Micromegas Revolution, a timepiece featuring a double flying tourbillon with two different rotation speeds named in tribute to a legendary char-acter imagined by Voltaire.

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Micromegas” (small/large) is the story of the giant Micromégas and a dwarf from the planet Saturn who travel the universe seeking knowledge. Inspired by this character, the 1770 Micromegas Revolution is a groundbreaking timepiece featuring a dial display that is at once revolutionary and captivating, both technically and visually. Two flying tourbillons spin at two different rotation speeds, one at 6 seconds and the other at 60 seconds. An hour hand tracks a subdial while a skeletonized turning disc indicates minutes. Together with an oscillating automatic rotor, these elements all combine to interpret the passing of time in an anthology of revolving indications.

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Manufacture Royale initially found inspiration in Voltaire’s story to develop the calibre MR04 that equips the 1770 Micromegas—their first timepiece with a double flying tourbillon rotating at two different speeds. While multiple tourbillons do already exist, it wasn’t until the 1770 Micromegas that the two tourbillon cages each rotated at a different rate. How does it work?

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The cage on the left side of the dial completes a rotation in only 6 seconds — quite a performance, whereas the cage on the right side of the dial moves 10 times slower, requiring a full minute to complete its rotation. Both cages are connected by a torque stabilizer directly linked to the main power source, the barrel, with no intermediaries for the regulating mechanisms. This combination of two different technical solutions combine to form a single, multi-faceted approach to telling time that Micromégas himself would not have denied — a gigantic innovation!

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Building on this concept, the 1770 Micromegas Revolution has a completely new heart that makes it beat: calibre MR08. This exclusive movement reveals a medium-sized rotor on its dial. A notable exception among similar timepieces, its automatic winding system is mounted on ceramic ball bearings and features a power reserve of approximately 40 hours.

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A revolutionary horological concept is one thing; making it appealing and beautiful is yet another challenge. The 1770 Micromegas Revolution has a hypnotizing power that will attract contemplative eyes. The two tourbillons will immediately capture and hold your attention while you delight in their de-synchronization. The two revolving and revolutionary cages are supported by delicately chiseled ruthenium bridges, offering a display that enthralls.

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A rotor oscillates in the upper dial, flanked on the right by a subdial indicating hours, and both elements have a superimposed rotating skeletonized minute disk floating on top of them. Every indication of time is therefore displayed independently. “Revolution” is a perfectly appropriate name for this timepiece, since everything on its dial is revolving: the two cages, the hour hand, the minute disk, and the rotor — a fascinating spectacle!

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With the new 1770 Micromegas Revolution, Manufacture Royale pays a vibrant tribute to the beliefs of its founder Voltaire. It explores byways and adopts free, innovative, and emancipated ideas.

Listen to me, Micromégas, what if time was actually plural? – Manufacture Royale


Model: 1770 MICROMEGAS Revolution

References1770MR45.10.B Titanium 45mm
References1770MR45.08.B Rose Gold 45mm

Calibre MR08
Type: In-house Mechanical, self-winding by medium-rotor
Dimensions: diameter: 36mm / height: 8.7mm
Power reserve: 40 hours
     Micro : 4Hz, 28. 800 vibrations/hour (10 RPM)
     Megas: 3Hz, 21. 600 vibrations/hour (1 RPM)
Plate and bridges
     Entirely decorated by hand / ruthenium treatment
     Mainplate with Côtes de Genève, 5N & 1N engraving
Double flying tourbillon
        Left tourbillon: one rotation/6 seconds,   
        Titanium cage, brass flying balance wheel.
        Right tourbillon: one rotation/60 seconds,
        Brass Cage, brass flying balance wheel.
        Silicon escape wheel and pallet fork
Double Flying Tourbillon,
Regulator, Hours, Minutes
Material:     Titanium/Rose Gold 
Dimensions: Diameter: 45mm / height: 11.8mm
Crown: MR logo, sanded, hand-polished
Caseback: Transparent
Crystal: Sapphire, antiglare treatment on both sides
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Dial with hand of hours
Skeletonized Minute wheel
Alligator, hand-stitched        
Titanium/ Rose Gold folding clasp

SWITZERLAND TEL.+41218430101
 Pia de Chefdebien, PR & Marketing Manager
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