STROM - STROM FERRUM RUSTY SKULL
STROM - STROM FERRUM RUSTY SKULL

STROM FERRUM RUSTY SKULL

STROM | 15'100 € Tax inc.

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MOMENTO MORI

Do not forget that you are going to die, so seize the day. Skulls, sculpted in the material, remind us of our own finiteness. It is impossible to stop time, or to escape our own destiny. So we would do better to remember that somewhere between life and death there is a wonderful thing called life that should be celebrated every moment.

 

 

- THE FUSION OF GOLDSMITH'S CRAFT AND WATCHMAKING -

 

Our sculptures, jewelry and accessories are made with only the noblest materials by hand in Switzerland. Each piece is entirely handmade.

All our watches are assembled in our workshop and will not be delivered to the clients before after having passed all necessary tests. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- HANDCRAFTED SCULPTURE TIMEPIECES -

 ABOUT THE AGONIUM COLLECTION 

 

While Daniel Strom masters all the intricacies of watchmaking, he first and foremost regards watches as a vast field of expression. Far more than a distillation of technical sophistication and design, he sees in them a reflection of what we truly are, deep down inside. A watch viewed not as a means of expressing social status, but rather a certain vision of life – and secondarily also telling the time.

 

He had dreamed of his Agonium collection for years before finding the perfect alchemist’s blend of watchmaking and silversmithing required to create it.

The watch becomes a sculpture, an authentic work of art on the wrist that evokes our innermost questions regarding life, death, the finite nature of our existence, as if to remind us to live our time to the full, rather than seeking to control it.

Technical specifications

REFERENCE : C09-01.IR.RU

 

- LIMITED TO 99 PIECES - 

 

 

CASE

- Iron rusted (rusting process stopped)

- Handmade

 

SIZE

- Width: 47mm without and 52mm including crown

- Height: 42mm without and 50mm including lugs

- Thickness: 12,8mm The case is curved to fit the arm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIAL

- Iron casted with three-dimensional skull and index,

- Rusted (rusting process stopped)

- Hands : Steel with luminous treatment

 

INNERCASE

- Stainless steel

- Double curved antireflective sapphire crystal

 

MOVEMENT

- Swiss Made automatic winding

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

- Alligator Hornback black

- Hand made pin buckle in rusted iron with skull (Deployment buckle optional)

 

Who's who

It’s extremely rare for Laurent Picciotto to admit that he’s selected a timepiece without having had any interest in its movement! But he cheerfully admits as much in this case: in choosing Strom, he chose a brand that had “absolutely no pretentions when it came to watchmaking.” 

 

So what lay at the origin of the fatal attraction between the owner of Chronopassion and the sculptor of these items with their apocalyptic patterns? “The case,” he confesses. “Everything is in the work on the case and its engravings – intense, with hints of gothic and steampunk.” That said, it’s not the first time an enthusiast for this kind of external design has called at rue Saint Honoré. But to his regret, Laurent Picciotto has usually found the watches of this ilk he’s been offered to be “rather too cheap and cheerful”. Indeed, not a few artists – or would-be artists – have long attempted to conceal fairly rough and ready production behind theoretically impressive designs. At Strom however, style and good workmanship go hand in hand. 

 

The first radical, uncompromising watch features angels of death and skulls in sturdy, hand-finished silver cases. These are etched by a skilled engraver onto plain or jewel-studded cases, accompanied by mother-of-pearl dials. The level of finishing and detailing is not immediately perceptible. Laurent Picciotto himself admits that he had often glanced at photos of these watches without them having really caught his attention. It took a call from a friend for him to slip one onto his wrist. Apparently, his friend’s pitch was along the lines of “come on over, I’ve got something really original to show you.” Picciotto replied that he was familiar with the visuals but wasn’t interested in the watch. 

 

But in the end he went to see his friend – whereupon he too was mesmerised by the compelling power of the timepieces. In accepting Strom at Chronopassion, Laurent Picciotto is well aware that he is introducing a potentially divisive element. “When you decide to offer such individualistic watches, half your customers will find them to be unwearable, whereas the other half will suddenly find they can’t live without one for a moment longer.” It’s not the first time that a watch at Chronopassion has been the subject of lively debate – and it definitely won’t be the last. 

 
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