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Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch

Great art in miniature

The Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch 2017 comes in a titanium case with a diameter of 43.4 mm featuring the manually wound AMW11 calibre manufactured inhouse with off-centre time display and seconds subdial. Its openwork spring barrel benefits from a remarkable 5 day power-reserve.

The dial acts as a canvas for contemporary art of Hunt Slonem. A composition of pastel hues and powerful lines continues the artist’s famous “bunny paintings” series. In addition to the watch, the the successful bidder at the Only Watch 2017 charity auction in November will also receive a hand-signed original in the same colours and motifs of the timepiece in a 46 cm x 31 cm format. For his work entitled “Rex”, the artist has used metal pigments in oil paint as the base for his characteristic linear styling.

Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch

Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch © Armin Strom

Hunt Slonem and Armin Strom

Serge Michel, the art-loving owner of Armin Strom, has long been a fan of Slonem’s work. He was therefore delighted to work with the world-renowned New York artist on this Only Watch unique piece. His works are currently on show in some 250 museums all over the world and are all created in Slonem’s Brooklyn studio. Apart from his interpretations of tropical fauna and flora, Slonem’s preferred subjects include the “bunny paintings” which use the Chinese zodiac sign of his year of birth, the hare.

Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch

Hunt Slonem and Serge Michel © Armin Strom

Serge Michel and Hunt Slonem were particularly keen to dedicate their work to the Monaco foundation in favour of research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, as they both emphasize: “We are proud of being able to make our contribution to research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy through this cooperation.” The Only Watch auction gives prestigious names in watchmaking an opportunity to put their expertise at the service of a good cause once every two years. The 2015 edition of this biennial charity auction raised 10.4 million euros for the cause. 

While the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure watches also have skeletonized movements and hand-engraving, the results are more contemporary and less “decorative,” without the intricate patterns and textures found on the surfaces of the movement. “Pure” in this instance refers to the ease of the plan and how Armin Strom was able to cut down the ARM09 movement to its bare minimum. In reality, they renamed the movement in the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure watches to the ARM09-S (“s” for skeleton) for its minimalized look at feel.The surfaces of the movement bridges have been brushed while the edges are beveled making for a nice, albeit much simpler look when compared with the effect we saw on the Armin Strom One Week Skeleton. The One Week Skeleton is part of a more limited edition (of only 50 bits) with the patterns and fine details, while the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure is available as two limited editions of 100 pieces, with exactly the same style of motion skeletonization minus the decorative attributes – though there’s still a great deal of hand polishing.

Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch

The original work that inspired the watch design © Armin Strom