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Review: Armin Strom Tribute 1

Introduced last June as a 25-piece limited edition with gray dial, the Tribute 1 by Armin Strom is now also available in two 100-piece editions with black or blue dial (you can read our presentation article here).

Armin Strom Tribute 1

We recently had the opportunity to spend a few days with the Tribute 1 with black dial and we are now delighted to share our impressions and pictures.

The Tribute 1 is a modern interpretation of the traditional dress watch characterised by a contemporary design, technical excellence and superb finishes that you would expect to find only in timepieces way more expensive. 

Armin Strom Tribute 1

The case has beautiful proportions with a diameter of 38 mm and a total height of 9 mm. Its lines are well highlighted by the alternation of satin-brushed and polished surfaces. 

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

With their distinctive look, the angular lugs add character to the timepiece enhancing its uniqueness. Lug to lug distance is 18 mm.

The large crown is located at 2 o’clock: this choice improves the comfort on the wrist while also visually balancing the elements of the dial, framed by a slim polished bezel featuring a small embossment at 6 o'clock, a nod to a signature element of the brand that was originally designed to offer a surface for personalizing the watch with engraved initials.

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

The off-centre snailed dial displays hours, minutes and seconds. It intersects with the eye-catching barrel embossed with the text "MANUAL WINDING - ONE HUNDRED HOURS OF POWER RESERVE" and held in place by a sculpted bridge made of brass. The granular-looking plate around these two elements is the result of the grenage finishing. 

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

The hands are produced in-house by Armin Strom - very rare in the watchmaking industry where most watch hands are produced by few specialised companies - and polished by hand. 

The remarkable autonomy of more than 4 days guarantees great versatility in the weekly use. 

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment are used on both sides. 

The hand-wound manufacture Caliber AMW21 is meticulously decorated with Haute Horlogerie finishes including Côtes de Genève, polished jewel sinks and a circular grained mainplate. All edges are hand beveled. The gear train bridge is beveled and polished in 60° - a process that is more complex to execute and takes twice as long. 

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Beating at the frequency of 3.5 Hz (25,200 vibrations per hour), the movement is equipped with a flat hairspring with a variable inertia balance wheel. 

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Instead of the "PROTOTYPE" text that you see in our pictures, the final product features a “1 OUT OF 100” engraving that remarks the exclusivity and limited production of this model.

The inscription SYSTEM 78 on the caseback is the name of the collection that includes the Tribute 1 and the Gravity Equal Force models. System 78 refers to 1978, the year when Serge Michel and Claude Greisler, co-founders of the modern Armin Strom, were born (read our interview here).

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Water resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (approximately 50 metres / 165 feet), the watch is matched to a black alligator leather strap with a double folding clasp in stainless steel.

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

A watch of great appeal and true elegance, the Armin Strom Tribute 1 with black (ref. ST21-TRI.35.S21-AR.18.AL.M.32.cl) or blue dial (ref. ST21-TRI.05.S21-AR.18.AL.M.32.cl) has a price of CHF 13,900 which is absolutely amazing at this level of quality. With it, Armin Strom makes Haute Horlogerie accessible at a reasonable price point.

Armin Strom Tribute 1

The Tribute 1 comes with a 10-year warranty, doubling the standard warranty typically offered by the Swiss brand. arminstrom.com

Armin Strom Tribute 1

Armin Strom Tribute 1

COMMENTS

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Moser and Cie,36,H20 Watch,1,Habring,9,Habring2,10,Hajime Asaoka,2,Hallmark of Geneva,2,Hamilton,27,hands-on,74,Hanhart,3,Harry Winston,11,Hautlence,5,Hermes,23,Heuer,1,high jewellery,1,Hublot,27,Hybris Artistica,1,Hydro Mechanical Horologists,7,HYT Watches,13,Icon,1,In pictures,7,independent watchmaker,16,industry news,186,interview,5,Interviews,5,IWC,122,Jaeger-LeCoultre,104,Jaquet Droz,55,Jean-Francois Mojon,1,Jean-Marc Pontroué,1,JeanRichard,3,jumping hours,31,Junghans,9,Kaj Korpela,1,Kari Voutilainen,7,Kenissi,1,Korpela,1,Krayon,3,Kudoke,3,Kurono,1,L'Epee 1839,1,Ladies watches,144,Lang & Heyne,3,Lange,37,large date,2,Laurent Ferrier,21,Laureus,1,Le Garde Temps,1,Lederer Watches,2,Leica,1,Lemania,1,Leroy,3,Linde Werdelin,2,Longines,66,Louis Erard,7,Louis Moinet,5,luxury steel watch,12,LVMH,9,LVMH 2020,6,M.A.D.Edition,1,Maîtres du Temps,1,Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps,3,Manufacture Royale,3,Marc Lang,1,marine chronometer,1,Maurice de Mauriac,2,Maurice Lacroix,6,MB&F,44,MCT,1,MeisterSinger,57,meteorite,2,metiers d'art,1,Mido,21,military watches,13,Minerva,1,Ming,1,Minute Repeater,49,monopusher chronograph,2,Montblanc,51,moon phases,106,Moritz Grossmann,27,Moser,33,Muhle,4,Mühle-Glashütte,3,mystery watches,3,Nautilus,7,New Britain Corp,1,new watches,2687,Nomos,48,Norqain,19,Ochs und Junior,4,Officine Panerai,86,Omega,137,Only Watch,8,Only Watch 2015,4,Only Watch 2017,2,Only Watch 2019,3,Only Watch 2021,3,Oris,34,paillonne,1,Panerai,87,Parmigiani,8,Parmigiani Fleurier,25,Pascal Coyon,1,Patek,35,Patek Philippe,104,Pedrozo & Piriz,1,perpetual calendar,118,Perrelet,8,Petermann Bedat,2,Phenomen,1,Philippe Dufour,1,Phillips,7,Piaget,23,Pierre DeRoche,1,pilot watch,83,Pisa,3,Pisa Circle,3,Pita,1,planetarium,1,platinum,4,pocket watch,3,pocket watches,2,Poincon de Geneve,2,Porsche Design,16,Pre-SIHH 2016: Cartier - Clé de Cartier Automatic Skeleton,1,pulsometer,5,Purnell,1,quartz,4,Rado,13,Ralf Tech,2,Ralph Lauren,2,rattrapante,18,Raul Pages,1,Raymond Weil,1,rectangular watches,11,reddot award,1,regatta,1,regulator,18,remontoire,5,Remy Cools,1,Reservoir,1,resonance,13,Ressence,8,retrograde,7,Revelation,1,Reverso,21,review,73,RGM,1,RGM Watch Co.,1,Richard Mille,88,Richemont,4,Richmond,1,Roger Dubuis,11,Roger Smith,1,Roger W. 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Hands-on review of the Armin Strom Tribute 1. A watch of great appeal and true elegance, the Armin Strom Tribute 1 has a price of CHF 13,900.
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