Introducing the Tribute 1: a modern reinterpretation of the haute horology dress watch that’s both technically-innovative and beautifully hand-finished.

A Modern Classic

Today’s Armin Strom is heir to a long tradition of manually-wound dress watch production. The Tribute 1 revisits that history with a watch characterized by its modern aesthetics, classic proportions, technical distinction and exceptional hand-finishing.

The Tribute 1 is offered in a classically-proportioned case measuring 38mm in diameter, with a height of just 9mm. The crown of the manual wound calibre is located at 2 o’clock, enhancing comfort while conveying an avant-garde sensibility. The lugs are intentionally slender, enhancing the elegant appearance of the timepiece. The distinctive dial of the Tribute 1 seems to magically transition between shades of grey in variable lighting conditions, with a particular affinity for natural light. The plate positioned adjacent to the off-center dial, is embellished with a spectacular grenage finish that adds texture to the dial. The hand polishing of the solid white gold barrel bridge, positioned to the front of the watch, requires an average of 12 hours to complete. The barrel, visible on the dial-side of the timepiece, is similarly meticulously hand-polished. The meticulous polishing of the hands, which were designed specifically for the Tribute 1, are also extremely time-consuming to produce. The gear train bridge on the backside is beveled and polished in 60° – a process that’s far more complex to execute than the standard approach; requiring twice as long to complete.

In keeping with the System 78 commitment to horological distinction, the innovative motor barrel developed for the ‘Tribute 1’ is distinguished by an arbor that turns around the mainspring within the barrel itself, making it far more efficient while also conserving space.

The inaugural release of the “Tribute 1” is priced at an intentionally-accessible CHF 13,900 and is limited to just 25 pieces. The Tribute 1 is further distinguished its white gold barrel bridge and a 10-year warranty, exactly double the standard warranty offered by Armin Strom.

The barrel bridge is executed in solid white gold, a detail that is specific to this inaugural version of the Tribute 1

The ‘Tribute 1’ is contemporary, technically-innovative and beautifully finished

Exceptional Haute Horology Finishing

“We are the heirs to a long tradition of manually-wound dress watch design at Armin Strom. The Tribute 1 revisits that history with a watch of classical proportions that is technically-innovative and beautifully hand-finished. The ‘Tribute 1’ is my reinterpretation of the classic haute horology dress watch, adapted with a modern aesthetic sensibility.”


Claude Greisler, Co-Founder and Master Watchmaker

Calibre AMW21

Hand-wound movement, 100-hours power reserve, off-centre time indications
Frequency: 25’200 A/h
Jewels: 21
Number of components: 135

To the Calibre

Technical Specifications

Solid white gold bridge on the dial side
10 years warranty

Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Height: 9.38 mm
Water-resistance: 50 m

Offset black gold

Stainless steel with hand finishing

Delivered with a grey Alcantara calf leather strap

Double-fold clasp in stainless steel

Limited edition
25 pieces

Price from
13’900 CHF