Armin Strom will use WatchTime New York to present Minute Repeater Resonance, which it is calling the world’s first and only resonance chiming wrist watch.
The watch is inspired by Bern’s centuries old chiming tower clock, and is limited to just 10 pieces in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Armin Strom.
The brand says the watch offers “two –in-one for double the pleasure” with two complications, two vertically-stacked independent movements, two forms of resonance, two independent mainsprings in one barrel and two development teams.
Activated by a slider on the left side of the case band, two hand-polished hammers at 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock respectively chime the hours and minutes on two three-dimensionally curved gongs encircling the hour/minute sub dial.
The hammers are visually and technically balanced by the two independent regulators–one for each of the two movements–at 5o’clock and 7 o’clock.
The case is in Grade 5 titanium for optimal sound transmission and its 47.7mm diameter allows for a generous volume for the sound to propagate from.
The sonorous chimes are also enhanced by attaching the gongs directly to the case.
A specially developed security system maximizes ease-of-use by protecting the minute repeater from accidental damage by blocking operation during time-setting and winding.
Armin Strom’s patented Resonance Clutch Spring, which was the result of three years of intensive research and development, also features.
Armin Strom’s laboratory testing has also revealed gains in precision of 15-20%.