Armin Strom Skeleton Square Man Watch
Armin Strom will present this Skeleton Square Man watch in addition to the Elements watch line at Basel later this month. Skeletonization has certainly been on the radar of many this season, and the trend continues to evolve. This watch is pleasant looking take on open faces and skeletonization. The Skeleton Square takes a fashionably designed 18k white gold rectangular case with engraved sides, and very unique proportions as a frame for the decorated movement.
Inside is a hand-wound Armin Strom ASM09 calibre that is lovingly decorated in a very traditional manner. As there is so much detail to appreciate on the watch face, Armin Strom chose to add an AR coating to the sapphire crystal, making it easier to view. The point of this watch is to combine a modern looking architecturally-themed case with a classically decorated movement - it makes its point well. You do get the impression that a watch like this is made for an appreciative audience, rather than for just any watch lover though. This is ok, because taking the time to study the finer points of this watch allows you to respect the various talents used to create it. Insofar that the Skeleton Square Man watch is a showpiece of fine watch making, I respect its placement in the horological community. The watch is attached to a black alligator strap with a matching white gold buckle. Look for it soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.