Daniel Strom Agonium In Memoriam HR Giger Watch Hands-On

Daniel Strom Agonium In Memoriam HR Giger Watch Hands-On

I was glad to get an opportunity to look at some fascinating watches I’ve needed to see for some time at Baselworld 2018 as of late. The more modest show size permitted a few brands that beforehand didn’t formally present at the career expo to be there, including the store Daniel Strom – which I accept is presently renamed to “Strom.” another expansion to the Swiss brand’s Agonium assortment is the “In Memoriam HR Giger” watch that is right now accessible in two restricted release models.

Mr. Daniel Strom himself meets me wearing “on-brand” dark plastic glasses with little engraved metal skulls on the button rest… I realized I was addressing the correct person. My advantage in the brand centers around the “heavy metal” style aestheticness found in the cases and dials. I’m a major aficionado of hand-engraved or in any case complicated cases, so the overall Agonium assortment is fascinating to me.


All pictures by Ariel Adams

When I previously found out about the Agonium In Memoriam HR Giger watch it was introduced around four years after Mr. H.R. Giger himself passed on. The celebrated Swiss craftsman is most popular for making the “Xenomorphs” in the Alien film establishments. All the more by and large he was entranced with the lumpy convergence of hardware and creatures with regards to sex, passing, and engineering. Maybe the most noteworthy thing I found out about this restricted release watch is that it was not just intended to be roused by crafted by H.R. Giger, however was planned by H.R. Giger himself. Mr. Strom affirmed this reality to me when we talked about his relationship with the now late craftsman. Obviously the plan of these Daniel Strom Agonium watches was completed preceding when Mr. Giger died, however given the artist’s demise the brand didn’t need to deliver the watch excessively near his passing. That bodes well yet is to some degree amusing for a brand that appears to commend skulls and demise such a huge amount in a ton of their products.

The thought that H.R. Giger himself really planned the In Memoriam HR Giger implies a great deal to me –however I am certain he didn’t have anything to do with the name. As indicated by Strom, the composition of the watch’s dial is motivated by a 1973 H.R. Giger piece known as Brain Salad Surgery. This is before the last part of the 1970s arrival of the first Alien film, yet you can see Alien-like animals that make up the hauls of the watch case. Enumerating everywhere on the watch and dial is fabulous, and you truly get the feeling that you are wearing a piece of craftsmanship in excess of a conventional watch. Obviously, valuing the watch involves taste, as not every person has an appreciation for this specific stylish. On the off chance that you (like me) grew up interested by crafted by H.R. Giger, I think you’ll discover the Strom Agonium In Memoriam HR Giger watch very satisfying.

Strom will deliver two restricted release renditions of the Agonium HR Giger (as I will allude to it) and each is cool in its own particular manner. First is a model in an engraved 925 silver case and the other is in rusted iron (they consider it the “In Memoriam HR Giger” Rusty Iron). Silver is an uncommon material to be utilized for watch cases on account of the metal’s inclination to discolor and in light of the fact that it is on the gentler side. All things considered, silver etches pleasantly and is ideal for making point by point cases, for example, this. With the topic of the watch and the prominence of discoloring bronze cases, silver may discover its way back into more standard watches soon.


The most cutting edge of these is a form of the Agonium HR Giger in the purposefully rusted iron. As opposed to silver, the case is created from engraved iron, and afterward purposefully rusted. For what reason do this? All things considered, the most immediate explanation is on the grounds that that is what H.R. Giger himself did with a great deal of his models. So rusted metal appears to bode well in a wristwatch plan. The cycle is fascinating on the grounds that Strom expected to rust the watch enough for the ideal look, however not take into account it to rust further (as it would normally). Hence, the iron variant of the HR Giger watch is rusted [to perfection] and afterward given an unmistakable polish covering to seal everything in. The outcome is in reality beautiful cool and encourages add character to the restricted version Strom Agonium In Memoriam HR Giger watch collection.

On the wrist the Agonium HR Giger isn’t little with its all around threatening look and tonneau-style case. The dial hands are not very difficult to see, however obviously this isn’t an apparatus watch. I expect for it to do hugely well in Japan. However, in the event that you have more modest wrists like mine, you’ll need to request a more limited hornback crocodile tie. Look at that itemizing on the coordinating engraved tie clasp. The watch is 53.2mm wide, 56.5mm long, and 13.8mm thick. The case is likewise water-impervious to 50m.

Inside the watch is a Swiss programmed development which is an ETA 2824-2 programmed. Simply a respectable, common, and dependable component which is fine in an item like this that is considerably more about workmanship than it is horology. While these Daniel Strom watches aren’t for everybody, I truly like them a considerable amount as a HR Giger fan just as somebody who truly respects the possibility of a wristwatch being a range for obviously imaginative manifestations. Every one of the watches will come as a restricted release of 99 pieces. Cost for the Daniel Strom Agonium In Memoriam HR Giger reference AC17-01.AG.HRG in 925 silver is 16,999 CHF and the Agonium In Memoriam HR Giger reference AC18-01.IR.HRG in “stabilized” corroded iron is 17,999 CHF. stromwatch.swiss