Focus: Armin Strom

Mirrored Force Resonance

CASE : grade 5 titanium, exhibition caseback, glareproofed sapphire crystal, waterresistant to 50m

SIZE : 58 x 19.5mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical manual-winding (Caliber ARF17, 110h power reserve), patented
resonance clutch spring, double off-centered hour indications, four barrels, 419 components

FUNCTIONS : Movement 1 : hours, minutes, 24-hour indicator, power-reserve indicator Movement 2 : hours, minutes, power-reserve indicator

DIALS : hand-guilloché

STRAP : black alligator leather


Heart-felt resonance

For devotees of technical marvels, the Mirrored Force Resonance by Armin Strom already resounded like the promise of a radiant future. The development of the “resonance clutch spring”, after three years of sustained endeavors, made it possible to reinvent and improve this concept first observed by Christiaan Huygens in the 17th century. The main advantage of this mechanical feat was an approximately 20% improvement in the precision of a watch by synchronizing two separate and independent (naturally in-house) movements. Two calibers also meant two potential displays. This quite logically led to the birth of the Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance, and while this new configuration offers the possibility of having two barrels per movement and a larger power reserve, it also and above all features a very different design. The oval-shaped case in grade 5 titanium frames an incredible view of the fabulous oscillations of the regulating device. Below it are two delicately guilloché subdials and a 24-hour indicator appearing in an aesthetically simple, resolutely neo-classical style. A rare mechanical masterpiece that immediately resonated with our emotions and our watchmaking dreams.


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