Friday, July 14, 2017

ARMIN STROM – Manual Hunt Slonem Edition – Only Watch 2017

ARMIN STROM – Manual Hunt Slonem Edition – Only Watch 2017

Time for a good cause: for the Only Watch Auction 2017, ARMIN STROM is presenting a timepiece which breaks the boundaries between art and watchmaking.

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The modern Swiss art of watchmaking meets up with the expressive painting of American artist Hunt Slonem: a genuine work of art in two ways.

Great art in miniature

The ARMIN STROM Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch comes in a titanium case with a diameter of 43.4 mm featuring the manually wound AMW11 calibre manufactured inhouse with off-centre time display and seconds subdial. Its openwork spring barrel benefits from a remarkable 5 day power-reserve. It goes without saying that the bottom plate and bridges are finely decorated and hand-engraved.

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The dial side is a screen onto which Hunt Slonem’s contemporary art has been transferred. A composition of pastel hues and powerful lines continues the artist’s famous “bunny paintings” series.

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Together with the watch, the successful future bidder will be acquiring a hand-signed original which takes up the colours and motifs of the timepiece in a 46 cm x 31 cm format. For his work entitled “Rex”, the artist has used metal pigments in oil paint as the base for his characteristic linear styling.

Hunt Slonem and ARMIN STROM

Serge Michel, the art lover and proprietor of ARMIN STROM, has long been a fan of Slonem’s work. He was therefore delighted to acquire the world-renowned New York artist for this cooperative venture.

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The sought-after works which are currently on show in some 250 museums all over the world are created in Slonem’s Brooklyn studio. Apart from his interpretations of tropical fauna and flora, Slonem’s preferred subjects include those “bunny paintings” with which he sets the stage for the Chinese zodiacal sign of his birth year, the hare, and has been doing so since the early 1980s.

The Only Watch Auction

Serge Michel and Hunt Slonem were particularly keen to dedicate their work to the Monaco foundation, as they both emphasize: “We are proud of being able to make our contribution to research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy through this cooperation.” The Only Watch auction gives prestigious names in watchmaking an opportunity to put their expertise at the service of a good cause once every two years. At the last event of this kind record takings of 10.4 million euros were achieved. On 11 November 2017 all eyes will once again be turned on Geneva when unique timepieces by 49 watch brands will be presented in an exclusive auction.

Only Watch Partnership

Now presenting its 7th Edition, Only Watch is a biennale auction of unique timepieces that has raised over 25 million Euros to date. Under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and following the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, Only Watch is an international watchmaking charity event.

All of the funds collected from the sale of the watches are donated in their entirety to scientific and medical research. The exclusive watches will embark on a world tour starting in the charity’s hometown of Monaco, and then continuing to Asia, the Gulf, the United States and Europe, before the final auction in Geneva on November 11th 2017.


Christie’s Hong Kong
22nd Floor Alexandra House
18 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Contact: Cissy Ngan
(+852) 2978 6711
Christie’s Taiwan
13f, Suite 1302, No. 207, Sec. 2,
Tun Hua South Road, Taipei 106
Opening Hours: 11 am - 6 pm
Contact: Teresa Hsu
(+886) 223 220 008
Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York, NY 10020
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Elisa Catenazzi
(1)212 636 2329
Westime Sunset
8569 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Laura Q. Hughes
(+1) 310.205.5555
Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
Quai des Bergues 33
1201 Geneva Switzerland
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Charles-Henri Gounod
+41 (0)22 319 17 26

Bözingenstrasse 46
CH-2502 Biel-Bienne | Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)32 343 33 44
Fax +41 (0) 32 343 33 40
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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