2012/06/21 - Armin Strom the Manual Water – Special Edition GAC Pindar Sailing Team

Time with a fair wind

ARMIN STROM launches special model at Act 3 of the Extreme 40 series in Istanbul.

It is considered to be the best supported and most dynamic sailing series in the world: the Extreme Sailing Series- fast, thrilling, spectacular. To coincide with the third leg, which took place in Istanbul from 7 to 10 June 2012, ARMIN STROM, sponsor of the GAC Pindar Sailing Team, launched a special limited edition of 40 pieces – matching the lines of the slim, racy similarly structured catamarans (40-foot / 12.2 meters).

Innovation, perfection, precision – values, which ARMIN STROM stands for and without which an Extreme 40 race cannot be won.

The “ARMIN Manual Water - Special Edition GAC Pindar Sailing Team” was presented in the presence of Ian Williams, ARMIN STROM Brand Ambassador and GAC Pindar skipper, on the roof terrace of the ARMADA Hotel at an exclusive party with selected guests and clients. Earlier, just in front of the Istanbul shoreline, the crew of the experienced match-racer had thrilled spectators with speeds of over 40 knots (around 70km/hr) and some exciting manoeuvres.

As usual, the manufacture movement of the “ARMIN Manual Water – Special Edition GAC Pindar Sailing Team” is assembled to the highest handcraft standards. The element of water is depicted symbolically as waves hand-engraved on the gear train bridge. A special feature is its navy blue calfskin strap, stitched with the original canvas from the GAC Pindar catamaran, emphasizing the maritime and dynamic spirit.

The 120-hour power reserve of the “ARMIN Manual Water – Special Edition GAC Pindar Sailing Team” is enough for longer voyages. During calmer moments, the mechanical hand-wound movement can be admired through the anti-reflective, sapphire crystal case back. Or for diving purposes, the 43.5mm diameter, high-grade, steel case is water-resistant to 50 meters.

Technical Specifications

Special Edition GAC Pindar Sailing Team

Edition Limited to 40 pieces

Manufacture movement
  • ARMIN STROM AMW11 calibre 
    • AMW11 Calibre 16.’’’ 
    • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds 
    • Wind-up: Manual 
    • Impulse: Going barrel made of special brass 
    • Gear train: Through-hardened pinions, polished pinion leaves, wheels turned in non-abrasive manner with interlocking profile milled in the rolling procedure 
    • Plates and bridges: Produced from thermally relaxed watch brass 
    • Jewels: Rubies individually produced for Armin Strom 
    • Escapement: Escape wheel and pallets made of solid gold with hardened functional areas 
    • Regulating system: Genuine screwed balance with gold screws, adjusting of the mass moment of inertia by four clamped steel screws, Breguet spiral curve 
    • Frequency: 18,000 A/h 
    • Number of jewels: 20 
    • Number of individual parts: 112 
    • Diameter: 36.60mm 
    • Height: 6.00mm 
    • Power reserve: 120 hours 
  • Mechanical manual winding, off-centre time displays, small seconds 
  • Frequency: 18,000 A/h 
  • Jewels: 20 
  • Number of components:112 
  • Power reserve: 120 hours 
  • Stainless steel 
  • Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment 
  • Diameter: 43.40mm 
  • Total height: 13.00mm 
  • Water-resistance: 50m 
  • White with founded appliques 
  • Mirror polished 
  • Navy blue calf strap stitched with authentic white canvas of the GAC Pindar catamaran. Ardillon buckle in stainless steel. A double-fold clasp in stainless steel is available on option