Armin Strom’s purest creation, the Tribute 1, receives a chromatic twist with 4 fumé dials limited to 10 pieces each. Featuring an in- house developed and manufactured manual-winding movement with a motor barrel on the guilloché dial plate, the Tribute 1 Fumé is a compelling mechanical masterpiece blending modernity with a touch of vintage.
The finishing touch to the Tribute 1 Fumé is the velvety-soft and supple Grey Alcantara calf leather strap with white stitching. The Tribute 1 Fumé is limited to 10 pieces each in ocean, slate, sky or burgundy fumé dials.
The fumé dial gives a new depth to the already three-dimensional Tribute 1. Its vignette effect, which has a distinctly 1970s vibe, creates a striking gradient of bright highlights at the centre of the dial that give way to shadowy contrast towards the outer edge. With a sunray-brushed finish on the metallic base, the dial is animated by light, which can bring out the different tonalities and shades of the four dials’ colours.
This spectacular effect is further heightened by the anthracite guilloché plate, which is handcrafted by celebrated independent watchmaker and close friend of the brand, Kari Voutilainen.
The Armin Strom way. The Tribute 1 is our unique take on the most fundamental of timekeepers, the three-hand watch. Perhaps the most essential expression of the art of watchmaking, every detail in the Tribute 1 is rendered meticulously to achieve a harmonious, integral and highly original piece like no other.
“The Tribute 1 is a twist on the classic dress watch – literally. From its slender 38 mm steel case with the crown unusually positioned at 2 o’clock, to the off-centred small dial displaying the hours, minutes and seconds, there’s harmony in its asymmetry. Like all Armin Strom creations, there’s something mechanical and quite ingenious to be admired from the dial side.” – Claude Greisler, Co-Founder and Master Watchmaker
Consistent with Armin Strom’s approach of showcasing innovative mechanical elements on the dial side of our watches, the Tribute 1 Fumé is equipped with a hand-polished dial-side motor barrel. This barrel is distinguished by an arbor that turns around the mainspring within the barrel itself; making it more efficient while also conserving space. It provides 100 hours of continuous operation.
The Tribute 1 Fumé’s manually-wound movement was developed and manufactured entirely in-house. Consistent with the Manufacture`s artisanal approach to watchmaking, every part of the Tribute 1 is hand- finished to the highest haute horology standards. It incorporates different decoration techniques to embellish our purest movement to date. For example, the three-quarter bridge is bevelled and polished in 60°; an arduous process that takes twice as long as more commonly-applied methods.