What’s even more peculiar is that the next hands spin in opposite directions. The top hand spins counter-clockwise, while the lower hand goes in a clockwise direction. It creates a rather nice looking effect. According to Armin Strom, it requires less than 10 minutes to the consequences of resonance to take hold of the two running moments hands, and you may see them beating in unison.And farther to the left of both subsidiary seconds dials will be the stars of the watch – the two resonating balance wheels. The two wheels oscillate in a rather unusual speed of 25,200bph, but what is really unique about it’s the patented resonance clutch that connects both equilibrium wheels via the equilibrium spring studs (the endings of the balance spring). This clutch enables the transmission of vibrational forces between both balance wheels, allowing them to find a natural rhythm so that they can beat in unison.
For me personally, the Armin Strom Gumball 3000 Watch Replica Mirrored Force Resonance watch is easily Armin Strom’s most intriguing watch, and I find this new version in stainless steel to be even more desired than the last. The new Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Water is limited to 50 pieces and can be priced at 54,000 Swiss francs, making it a good 13,000 Swiss francs more affordable than the increased gold version of last year.We all deserve a handsome skeletonized watch within our timepiece collections. The question is whether or not we can afford you, and then following that, the problem becomes finding one that fits into our lifestyle. Armin Strom’s Skeleton Pure collection provides an ironically rather unusual approach into this skeletonized watch dial and movement because the topic of the watch household (at least in style) is more sporty than formal. Alas, the vast majority of watches out there together with attentively skeletonized and hand-decorated moves are a bit formal in their approach to style. What does one do if they’re a more casual, brief sleeve-wearing sort of guy who still wants this type of artistry on their wrist?Armin Strom is not the only operation in city servicing this demographic of opinion wants, but “casually cool skeletonized” timepieces of this ilk are not exactly common. I suppose you could throw at the infrequent skeletonized-dial Audemars Piguet Royal Oak to this mix, but those are not exactly common either, and the rates are typically a lot more. Come to think of it, the skeletonized high-end sports-style watch market may just be woefully underserved at the moment. That’s probably good news for Armin Strom, but in addition, it means that, at least for today, they are among the few brands claiming this kind of timepieces, so many watch customers do not even know to search for such watches.
Last Monday, we brought you the news about the new Armin Strom Replica Watches Replica Max Chilton Edition Edge Double Barrel right here. For the unveiling of the watch, we spent an unforgettable day with our friends from Biel at the Texas Motor Speedway in order to watch the IndyCar Firestone 600 race in Fort Worth, Texas. With a rainy forecast ahead of us, we geared up with our Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel and decided to spend most of the time inside the Chip Ganassi Racing Team hospitality tent and the garages. While in the garages, we were able to meet Max Chilton —Armin Strom’s ambassador and Chip Ganassi Racing Driver— and peruse his new Armin Strom timepiece for the very fist time.
Once the torrential rain pour stopped, we were then able to enjoy a good walk around the garages and the pits. While most of the track started to dry out during a very hot and humid afternoon, some highly sophisticated turbine equipped trucks were needed to continue the drying process. Unfortunately, some spots around the track never fully dried, making it impossible for the race to start. Therefore, the race had to be postponed until August 27th, 2016. Regardless, as the big racing fans we are, we got the best out of this unforgettable experience at the Texas Motor Speedway with our friends from Armin Strom and the Ganassi Racing Team.
IndyCar is an open-wheel racing format that features a 16 tracks that include: super speedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits. With an international lineup of drivers, is perhaps one of the most diverse challenges in motorsports. Founded in 1994, IndyCar serves as the sanctioning body for the IndyCar Series. Its first race was the Indy 200 on Jan. 27, 1996, at Walt Disney World Speedway in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
What we like about the IndyCar racing experience, is that just like in Formula One racing, the cars are open-wheel, open-cockpit and single-seat. The cars feature a 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct injection V-6 engine, optimized to run at 12,000 RPM with an estimated 500-700 hp depending on the turbocharger boost setting. The engines, that are supplied by Chevrolet and Honda, utilize E85 fuel.
As we walked around the garages, it was pure eye candy with the mechanics working on the assembly of the cars and the engines undergoing their final testing. But, one of the most interesting and exciting parts of this walk around the garages and something we’ve never seen before, was when we ran into one of the mechanics for team A.J. Foyt Enterprises using a watchmaker’s loupe to closely inspect the gears in the gearbox of their team car. Priceless, when horology meets car racing in this manner.
The Verizon IndyCar Series includes 16 races throughout the U.S. with 34 different drivers including former Formula One drivers Max Chilton and Juan Pablo Montoya, former Formula 3000 driver Luca Filippi and UK female driver Pippa Mann. Sadly, Max Chilton is currently ranked as #19 towards the bottom of the list during this his first season at IndyCar, but hopefully, he’ll recover as only half of the season has taken place with eight races remaining.
After enjoying the garages, we then headed to the pits and the grandstand. The pits, unlike in Formula One racing, are not adjacent to the garages but adjacent to the track as the Texas Motor Speedway track is an oval. As you know, the pit stops and the pit crews are crucial in winning a race. In the pits, a pit stop, a fraction of a second longer or shorter, can mean the difference between winning or losing the race —especially when you are the leader.
After walking around the pits for a little while, we then finally headed to our seats on the grandstand for the pre-race show featuring the iconic Robosaurus —the world’s largest transformer. This 30-ton, fire-breathing, transforming T-Rex that eats cars and planes for an afternoon snack, travels the country in the guise of a semi-truck, but when he gets ready for action, he transforms into a 40-foot tall metal dinosaur with power that dwarfs even his prehistoric ancestors. With a staggering 28,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on his jaw, this was for sure a highlight of the evening.
As we patiently waited on the grandstand for the race to begin and as the drying trucks kept circling the track at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, we knew that the race wouldn’t be taking place any time soon or even at all. Later that evening, it was confirmed that the cars were not coming out and the race had been postponed for the next day. Unfortunately due to inclement weather once again, the race was suspended on Sunday and postponed until August 27th.
Luckily for us, the best parts of this experience had already taken place. Visiting the garages and pits, meeting and talking to Max Chilton and perusing the new Armin Strom Max Chilton Edition Edge Double Barrel, were just some of the highlights of our day. At this point, frankly, little did we care about the race anymore. After such an exhilarating day at the track, we headed back to our hotel for a few drinks and a nice watch talk. Thank you Armin Strom for having us over.
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