Armin Racing, a joint venture between the Swiss watch brand Armin Strom and its UK based distributor Linder Luxury, has recently revealed its new baby: the energetic Armin Racing Chronograph automatic watch that bears the colors of the relatively young Marussia Virgin Racing F1 team.
It’s been less than four months since the Russian sports car manufacturer Marussia (well, it is yet to actually manufacture and sell a single sports car, but its PR department ensures us that the first Marussia B1 supercar will go on sale in Great Britain this Summer) has taken over the British F1 racing team.
However the Swiss watchmaker has already introduced a special edition automatic chronograph watch in black, red and white colors.
Powered by a standard-issue ETA Valjoux 7750 natural-born chronograph movement, the watch is presented in a rather large black PVD-treated titanium case 44.40 mm in diameter and 13.85 mm in height.
Its guilloche black dial sports a standard tri-compax layout with its central chronograph hand and the totalizer rims painted in bright red.
The lume on the hour and minute hands, the Marussia Virgin Racing logo, and the background of the calendar wheel, which is visible through a round aperture at 9 o’clock, are painted white.
Although certainly neither a masterpiece, nor a trendsetter, this is a nice sporty watch for those fascinated with the world of Formula One races.
Limited to only 400 pieces, the watch will soon be offered at a mind-blowing price of $8800 US dollars.
Photos: Armin Racing
Armin Racing Chronograph automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA Valjoux 7750, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Titanium, black PVD
Bezel material: Titanium, black PVD
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 44.40 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 13.85 mm
Dial: Black, with white and red accents
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Black leather or black/red rubber with black PVD coated titanium Ardillon buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Sapphire