Master skeleton-designer Armin Strom puts his more than forty years of experience into the new Blue Chip Chronograph Skeleton. Weeks of patient handwork by skilled craftspeople endow these movements with significant intrinsic value, and the results are spectacular to behold. Find wallpaper and pricing inside.
Armin Strom has been creating hand-skeletonized and engraved mechanical watch movements since the 1950s, and he is considered a master of the arts. Fewer than 10 Blue Chip Chronograph Skeleton pieces are created each year. The movements require about two months to skeletonize, using delicate saws and files. The hand engraving adds a further six weeks. Every component is carefully finished, and both the exposed and hidden sides are engraved. With this level of hand work, no two pieces are the same. Anti-reflective sapphire crystals front and back reveal the full inner workings of each piece, and with a 46.5mm diameter, this piece makes its presence known.
The Blue Chip Chronograph Skeleton is available in stainless steel priced at $21,800 and in 18k rose gold priced at $43,000.
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Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding, chronograph function, fully hand skeletonized and hand engraved
Power Reserve: 46 hours
Case: Polished stainless steel or 18k rose gold with guilloché working on sides
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Total height: 15.90mm
Water resistance: 50m
Hands: Stainless steel or rose gold
Bracelet: Genuine alligator leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp, screwed in lugs