Thursday, April 6, 2017

ARMIN STROM – MIRRORED FORCE Resonance FIRE - Award 2017




















ARMIN STROMMIRRORED FORCE Resonance FIRE Gold Edition wins the Red Dot Design Award 2017



ARMIN STROM’S MIRRORED FORCE RESONANCE WINS
THE PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL RED DOT DESIGN AWARD


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ARMIN STROM wins the Red Dot Design Award 2017 for excellence in product design already for the second time. The independent Swiss watch manufacturer gains this international design award in the “Watches” category with its Mirrored Force Resonance model.

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ARMIN STROM's Mirrored Force Resonance contains more than just great mechanical design; this groundbreaking timepiece comprises an innovative, sophisticated mechanism created for the pursuit of precision in a way that has never before been seen in a wristwatch: the eminently visible animated resonance clutch spring that connects two oscillators, the most sensitive part of a watch’s movement.

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Thus, the top of the movement becomes a stage for the stars of the timekeeping show underneath a transparent dome of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, putting the fascinating functionality of the oscillating balances squarely in the spotlight while simultaneously improving the watch’s precision using the phenomenon of resonance.

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Never has form followed function in such a compelling and mechanically beautiful way.


Professor Dr Peter Zec, Initiator and CEO of the Red Dot Awards, comments: “The Red Dot winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognised the fact that good design goes hand in hand with economic success. The award made by the critical Red Dot jury documents high design quality and points the way forward to a successful styling policy”.


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The international award, which is already celebrating its 60th anniversary, pays tribute to outstanding international product design in 31 different categories. In 2017, the prize winners were selected by a prestigious jury with some 40 members.

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 It is made up of independent designers, professors and professional journalists who assess the products in an evaluation process lasting for several days. More than 5,500 products from 54 different countries were entered this year. The winners were officially announced at a prize ceremony and gala on 3 July in Essen Opera House.


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For more information relating to this press release or to Armin Strom:
Bettina Fleury, Armin Strom AG, Tel. +41 32 343 33 44, b.fleury@arminstrom.com

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Technical specifications

ARMIN STROM Mirrored Force Resonance FIRE
Ref. RG15-RF.5N

Movement manufacture
ARMIN STROM calibre ARF15  16½‘‘‘ 
Characteristics:
Diameter: 36.60 mm
Height: 7.70 mm
Manual-winding, resonance clutch spring, twin display of seconds, off-centre time indications
Plate and bridges: Plate and bridges are decorated at the highest quality level
Frequency: 25,200 vph
Jewels: 43
Number of components: 226
Power reserve: 48 hours
Regulating system:
Two independent regulation systems that stabilize each other connected by a resonance clutch spring
Functions
Hours, minutes, twin display of seconds
Case
18ct Rose Gold
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 43.40 mm
Height: 13.00 mm
Water resistant to 50 m
Dial
Dial ring: Sapphire with founded appliques
Hands: Roségold
Straps
Delivered with a genuine brown alligator horn-back strap and
18kt rose gold ardillon buckle as well as an additional brown rubber strap.
A double-folding clasp in 18kt rose gold is available as an option.

Edition: Limited to 50 pieces

Price from: 67‘000 CHF

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Bözingenstrasse 46
CH-2502 Biel-Bienne | Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)32 343 33 44
Fax +41 (0) 32 343 33 40
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For more information relating to this press release or to Armin Strom:
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AUDEMARS PIGUET – Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked Edition


















AUDEMARS PIGUETRoyal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked Limited Edition

SIHH 2017

Openworking — also known as skeletonisation — involves cutting away material to reveal the mechanical artistry contained within. It is among the most exacting performances in watchmaking: cutting too much can jeopardize tolerances or affect shock resistance. Achieving the right balance between the beauty of the revealed components and the safeguarding of their performance’s precision is a rare art.

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Audemars Piguet has been a master of this intricate process since the 1930s. Today, it performs it in precisely the same manner: filing, decoration and finishing exclusively done by hand. The reasons for this are both aesthetic and technical. For example, a milling machine produces perfectly acceptable rounded angles, but it cannot produce the perfect interior angles (or v-cut angles) that so superlatively reflect light, expressing the artistry of Haute Horlogerie.

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Introduced in 2012, the original Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin marked the Royal Oak's 40th anniversary and was originally available only in platinum, followed by the launch of a yellow gold version in 2016.

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Demand from connoisseurs around the world has led to the creation of two new limited edition versions in 2017 - one in brushed 18-carat pink gold with matching bracelet, the other in stainless steel. Just like their platinum and yellow gold predecessors, each model features the mesmerizing
Audemars Piguet in-house caliber 2924 hand-wound skeleton movement, comprising 216 components  - but in two very different finishes.

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The pink gold model (available in 50 examples) features a pink gold mainplate and bridges, while the movement of the steel version (available in 100 examples) is rhodium plated in cool, understated tones.

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These will be the very last Royal Oak Extra-Thin Openworked watches featuring this exact skeleton design to be produced. Keep your eyes open for what will be coming next!

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Reference 26518OR.OO.1220OR.01 - Pink Gold Limited Edition - 50 pieces
Reference 26513BA.OO.1220BA.01 - Yellow Gold Limited Edition - 50 pieces
Reference 26518OR.OO.1220OR.01 - Stainless Steel Limited Edition - 100 pieces

MOVEMENT
Hand-Wound: Calibre 2924
Total diameter: 31.50 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 4.46 mm
Number of jewels: 25   
Number of parts: 216
Minimal guaranteed power reserve: 70h
Frequency of balance wheel (Hz): 3 (=21,600 vibrations /h)
FUNCTIONS
Tourbillon, power-reserve, hours and minutes.
CASE
  • 18-carat Pink Gold
  • 18-carat Yellow Gold
  • Stainless Steel
Glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 20 m.
DIAL
Openworked
Slate grey dial
  • Pink gold applied hour-markers 
  • Pink yellow applied hour-markers 
  • Steel applied hour-markers
Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
BRACELET
  • 18-carat Pink Gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.
  • 18-carat Yellow Gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.
  • Stainless Steel bracelet with AP folding clasp.

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