Biel, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
Armin Strom, Official Timing Partner of the Virgin Racing Formula One Team, is proud to announce an exciting art project together with the World-Famous artist Ronnie Wood. He has agreed to work on an amazing Formula 1 themed ‘Art’ project in 2011 where he is going to paint an Armin Strom watch, a Virgin Racing Formula 1 car and a Virgin Racing driver’s helmet.
As a world first, Ronnie Wood is going to paint an Armin Strom watch including several bridges of the movement, which will be visible through the front and the sapphire case back. This very exclusive “Art Watch” will be auctioned as part of the final project at the 2011 “ONLY WATCH” exhibition in Monaco, in aid of Prince Albert’s charity. After the auction, a limited series of 25 watches similar to the one made by Ronnie Wood but crafted by Armin Strom will be manufactured which will be for sale in the second half of 2011.
The second part of the project, Ronnie’s ‘Art Car’ will be seen during the year at several public events as a static display, and we might even see a replica of the ‘Art Car’ in action, later in the year at a non F1 event, like the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Armin Strom/Virgin Racing Art Car will finally be auctioned for the benefit of a charity in co-operation with Christie’s at a big gala event in late 2011.
Finally, the Virgin Racing driver’s helmet will be painted with a similar ‘Art Car’ theme, and will be worn at one of the sessions during a Grand Prix Weekend in 2011. The helmet will also be auctioned at the Christie’s gala in late 2011.