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Armin Strom has re-invented the most ubiquitous complication, developing the world’s first bezel-based date system for its new 25-piece Orbit limited edition.
The column wheel driven system can be activated and deactivated at the push of a button and uses a large central hand tipped with a red “A” for Armin Strom.
“We wanted to create a new type of date display and function that looks good and reimagines a popular complication,” says Claude Greisler, co-founder and master watchmaker at Armin Strom. “No-one had ever created a watch displaying the date with an on/off function of this kind on the bezel. I love it because it’s a fun, exciting way to play with the date indication.”
The date – 1 through to 31 – is engraved and filled in white on the black ceramic bezel for maximum contrast.
The system is activated using a pusher on the left-hand side of the case at which point, the hand jumps to the correct date and then advances once a day at midnight, if deactivated the date is stored mechanically until the system is reactivated. The date can be adjusted using a quick corrector at the eight o’clock position.
Armin Strom have based the 43.4mm stainless steel Orbit around its 2019 Gravity Equal Force, so its micro-rotor automatic movement delivers constant torque to it escapement over its 72-hour power reserve thanks to its novel stop work mechanism.
The Orbit is available to order now via Armin Strom, priced CHF 29,500 (approximately $31,775 USD).
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