Keeping Time Podcast S.5 Episode 4: Claude Greisler of Armin Strom

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Claude Greisler is back for Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast, S5 Episode 4.

We chat with Claude about the newest Armin Strom release, “Tribute 1,” with discussion of technical details, innovations, and the inspiration behind this latest project. Tribute 1 is the epitome of a modern “dress-watch” that is perfect for today’s more laid-back lifestyle.  As always, Claude brings this new watch to life for us and delves deeply into the technical aspects of the new 100-hour power reserve Manufacture calibre created for this new 38-mm watch.  Claude details the concept behind the “First Edition” launch of only 25-pieces. As always, the conversation meanders and will please all who wish to gain a deeper insight and understanding of haute horlogerie watchmaking. Claude’s knowledge and comfort discussing more technical concepts in a language that we can all understand makes this episode all the more valuable for those who enjoy delving deeper beyond the aesthetics of fine watchmaking. 

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As usual, this episode is a free-flowing conversation with minimal editing. This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate.

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Claude Greisler, Armin Strom Co-Founder
Claude Greisler, Armin Strom Co-Founder

Serge Michel (founder) & Claude Greisler (co-founder & master watchmaker)

Armin Strom Tribute 1
The limited edition Tribute 1 (only 25 pieces worldwide).

The limited edition Tribute 1 is a modern interpretation of the haute horology dress watch in a 38 mm stainless steel case.  The highly efficient motor barrel in the Tribute 1 is unusual in that the arbor turns around the mainspring within the barrel itself, conserving space while maintaining efficiency. Armin Strom’s latest timepiece is technically innovative, beautifully finished, and contemporary in every way.

Armin Strom Tribute 1
Tribute 1 on the wrist and “behind the scenes” with its transparent case back.

The Tribute 1 stands out handsomely on the wrist, reflecting the timeless aesthetic of the classic dress watch, revolutionized by Armin Strom’s modern design. On the rear, sapphire glass reveals the inner workings of the in-house AW21 calibre.

Take a closer look inside Armin Stroms manufacture.

On the Tribute 1, every detail is considered, particularly the finishings. Hand polishing the dial-side of each barrel bridge takes over 12 hours to complete. To make the inaugural iteration even more special, the bridge is produced in solid white gold. The gear train bridge on the backside is beveled and polished in 60° – a process that’s far more complex to execute and as a result takes twice as long.

Every detail is considered on the Tribute 1, particularly the finishings.

The polishing of the hands that for this watch was also extremely time-consuming. The barrel is hand polished and provides 100 hours of autonomous operation. The Caliber AMW21 is adorned with Côtes de Genève, the jewel sinks are polished to a gleaming conclusion and the main plate is circular grained. The balance cock and the stepped escape wheel cock deliver a three-dimensional allure, while their edges are hand beveled to convey an overall sense of luxury.

Tribute 1 available at Oster Jewelers

We are excited to offer the new limited edition Tribute 1. Contact Jeremy to reserve yours today at 303.572.1111 or Visit Oster Jewelers to shop the Armin Strom Collection.

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