Armin Strom Unveils One Week "First Edition"

Swiss watchmaker Armin Strom has unveiled its latest timepiece, the One Week “First Edition,” a sequel to its original One Week model, the brand’s first-ever manufacture movement, released in 2010. This latest edition is limited to only 25 examples and has been designed to symbolize the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship and mechanical prowess.

At the heart of the watch lies the hand-wound ARM21 calibre — with its reengineered design offering an impressive seven-day power reserve. A notably significant feature is the twin barrels that provide consistent energy levels to the gear train, with both barrels perfectly viewable from the open dial.

Another of the timepiece’s standout attributes is the power reserve indicator, which adopts a cone system, reminiscent of pocket watches, with a mirror-polished cone driven by a conical gear. Accompanying this is the increased beat rate, from the former 2.5 Hz to a dynamic 3.5 Hz, allowing for increased chronometric performance.

Visually, the One Week First Edition comes across as a blend of tradition and modernity. Contrary to the brand’s norm of offset hour and minute hands, they are placed centrally on this model to emphasize balance. The absence of a conventional dial highlights a more three-dimensional architectural design, enabling wearers to see the movement from multiple perspectives. The movement itself is adorned with hand-finished chamfers, polished bevels and Geneva-striped plates — all accentuated by a light blue PVD-colored mainplate.

All of these elements are housed in a 41mm stainless steel case, attached to a integrated steel bracelet, which is characterized by “H” shaped links, further emphazing the watch’s ergonomic design.

The One Week “First Edition,” limited to 25 pieces, is priced at 32,000 CHF or approximately $36,400 USD and available by inquiry only via authorized Armin Strom retailers, with more information on its official site.

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