Finding new solutions to old ideas and even new technical innovation is what drives the watch industry and continues to make it fresh and interesting. “At the moment we are working with CSEM to improve the resonance clutch spring of our Mirrored Force Resonance, to precisely evaluate how theory and reality can and have coincided,” explains Claude Greisler, director of ARMIN STROM.
Working with CSEM has officially confirmed that Armin Strom’s Mirrored Force invention is in resonance. Like with all new inventions, however, the company’s own resonance clutch spring can certainly be optimized; one of the elements being worked on at the Neuchâtel-based R&D organization is the simulation of new designs and materials to understand what the different – and perhaps optimized – results of a new material or shape could bring to the invention.
CSEM, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (“Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology”), is a research-and-technology institute established in 1984 that exists to cooperate with Swiss companies. “We are above all for the smaller companies here, not only for our large shareholders,” confirms Jens Krauss, vice-president of systems at CSEM. “We support small companies by putting our specialized tools, technologies, engineers, and even production services if needed or desired at their disposal.”
Mirrored Force Resonance © Armin Strom
“In the case of the Mirrored Force Resonance, Armin Strom Watches Review Replica came with the idea, the realization of that idea, watchmakers, and know-how that we do not have,” Krauss continues. “We have the engineering potential, equipment such as high-speed cameras and simulation software, physicists, and other R&D-based technology. We are very happy to be collaborating this way.”
Again, the Gumball 3000 script logo serves as the backdrop to the running moments sub-dial at 9 o’clock, but it appears much less in your face on this version. This is due to the bi-chromatic colour scheme that drops out the red quarter mark and seconds hand from the very first watch. We are left, instead, using a black and white affair that evades scrutiny much more effectively. The watch isalso my opinion, better looking for the shift, but it will call into question this model’s achievement as an ad for the partnership involving Armin Strom Skeleton Watch Price Replica and the Rally.The script logo does look again on the reverse, dominating the left hand side of this motion, which is visible through a sapphire case back. All the crystals in this group (both the front and rear) are sapphire and handled using anti-reflective coating. As well as the massive logo engraving on the flip-side, the ARM12-GB calibre shows the balance wheel in precisely the same manner as its child brother. Hopefully, that feature will placate people who find the Gumball engraving somewhat too crass to stomach.All three watches function in 18,000vph. It is a slow working speed, meaning the watches would take longer to recover their timekeeping capability after a jolt, but the true benefit is the visual effect of a slow-swinging equilibrium — and an elongated power reserve. When the balance wheel is so appealing, it is nice to introduce it to the wearer in a digestible way. And of the three, the one that delivers the most in the way of visual pleasure, is that the third and last watch of the Armin Strom Gumball 3000 Collection.The Armin Strom Tourbillon Gumball 3000 in 18ct rose gold is your daddy of the range. In the front, it is the least obviously associated with the Gumball 3000 Rally, with only a gilded engraving around the edge of the 9 o’clock sub-dial from the Armin Strom font. In this instance, though, the sub-dial features more than just the going moments hand — here we could see a superbly implemented tourbillon cage, rotating for all the world to see.
Resonance is a sophisticated horological technique that has been applied to timepieces by only a few truly gifted watchmakers in the pursuit of both accuracy and stability. It is an unusual technical innovation that, even though rooted in hundreds of years of horological history, is still not often encountered. The advantages of resonance are threefold: a stabilizing effect on timekeeping, increasing accuracy; conservation of energy; and a reduction of negative effects on timekeeping accuracy due to outside shock to the balance staff (stable rate).
Armin Strom director Claude Greisler’s idea behind the Mirrored Force Resonance was to create an innovative way to improve an old concept, one that is horology’s reason for being: precision and timekeeping accuracy. Armin Strom’s Mirrored Force Resonance represents a new, better, and more interesting way to display an old idea.