Independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom announced just this week the newest addition to its Edge Double Barrel collection, which it introduced at Baselworld. The new watch, the first of the series in an 18k rose gold case, is making its world premiere this weekend at WatchTime New York.
At nearly 47 mm in case diameter, the Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel — which debuted in a black-PVD-treated stainless steel case, is larger and sportier-looking than most models in the Armin Strom collection. With the use of rose gold for its large, notched case, this new version adds a touch of luxury as well.
Like its black PVD predecessor, the watch is outfitted with Armin Strom’s manual-wind Caliber ARM16, which is 16 1/2 lignes (36.6 mm) in diameter and has a frequency of 18,000 vph. The front of the movement, which is surrounded on the dial side by a black outer ring with gold-treated Arabic numerals, features two prominent crown wheels with eight spider-leg-like spokes. The visible movement components have a cross-grinding finish that gives them an industrial look.
The subdial at 6 o’clock displays both the impressive eight-day power reserve — stored in the two barrels that give the collection its name — and the running seconds. Overall, the movement is comprised of 194 parts, including an escape wheel and pallets made of gold.
The 18k rose-gold version of the Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel comes on a brown alligator strap with a gold buckle. It is priced at CHF 39,900.