By Meor Amri Meor Ayob
One Week Earth Watch Collection by Armin Strom – Interesting
The One Week Earth Collection consists of four timepieces – Earth, Wind, Fire and Air, with each watch limited to 100 pieces. The timepieces are powered by a manual winding ARM09 calibre movement, which comprises of 146 individual parts, is decorated with 34 jewels and beats at 18,000 vph. The watch also features a seven day power reserve. This version is Earth, which includes a 43.4mm case crafted from titanium and stainless steel. The dial consists of three main parts with small seconds and power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, with hours and minutes indicated in an off centre display. The interesting illusion created by the oblong dial…see it?
Armin Racing Chronograph Watch – Visually Wanting
This is the Armin Racing Chronograph White which is driven by an automatic mechanical movement that includes 25 jewels and power reserve of 46 hours. The case measures 44m in diameter and is made from titanium with an anti reflective sapphire crystal on the front and back. Limited to 500 pieces, the Armin Racing Chronograph White is water resistant to 50 metres. Visually, it looks to plain to me.
Launched in 2013, the Tourbillon Water includes the new in-house ATC11 calibre movement which is made up of 184 parts and includes double spring barrels and 24 jewels. The watch also has a 10 day power reserve. Beating at 18,000 vph the movement is housed in an 18ct white gold case which measures 43.40mm in diameter and includes a sapphire crystal on the front and back, complete with anti reflective treatment. I like the design. It has the illusion of being oblong when it fact it is not.