The new Max Chilton Edition Edge Double Barrel is, as its name suggests, part of the brand-new Edge collection introduced at Baselworld earlier this year and rolling out in July. And while it shares the ethos of the Armin Strom Elements collection, this new line is bigger, at 46.80mm, and features the manual-winding Armin Strom caliber ARM16, giving it a heft and weight (both literal and figurative) that makes it totally new. This new size, according to Marten, is in response to clients requesting a larger watch. The Elements collection measures in at 43.4mm.
Chilton is on record, saying, "I love a heavier and larger watch on my wrist that still has a sporty feel to it. The Edge offers this in a way I haven't seen before, and I feel very lucky to have one designed and turned into a limited run of eight."
Yes, that’s right. Just eight pieces of the watch will be produced in a nod to Chilton’s racing number. On the dial side, the numeral eight appears in the small seconds register, and blue hour numbers match the blue on his turbocharged Chevrolet racecar. A special plate on the back is etched with Chilton's "Max" logo and notes this special series is limited to just eight timepieces.
About Armin Strom
After completing his watchmaking apprenticeship, brand namesake Armin Strom, gained recognition as a successful independent business owner. In 1967, Strom opened his own shop in Burgdorf. Here, he sold and restored timepieces. As his passion evolved, Strom began working on his own creations in the workroom behind his establishment. Strom’s first creation was a gold pocket watch featuring an engraved dial with a polished blue lapis lazuli. His growing popularity in the watchmaking industry allowed Strom to explore different watchmaking techniques and eventually, he settled in the specialty of skeletonizing.