After three long years of passionate development, Speake Marin presents a new in-house movement, the calibre SM2. The MARIN-1 is the first Speake-Marin model to integrate this caliber.
The dial is a two-piece enamel construction and the case made from polished titanium – the result is a beautifully balanced avant-garde Piccadilly. This titanium model is 42mm x 14.5mm featuring blued-steel hands with SuperLumiNova centres.
|Speake-Marin in house Calibre SM2|
“Calibre SM2 incorporates the very best of all that I have learnt in my years as a watchmaker. SM2 is a unique automatic movement designed by myself from the ground up. It encapsulates my holistic philosophy to movement design; a philosophy that encompasses: Function, Assembly, Adjustment, Finish, Beauty, Longevity & Reliability. In the calibre SM2, design follows function; function influences design” Says Peter Speake Marin.
|Speake Marin MARIN 1|
The over all design of the movement is based on the philosophy of precision and longevity. The movement is large and unique in style, it retains the S-M signature winding rotor and returns to ‘the foundation watch’ style of circular grained untreated German silver bridges.
One of the approaches in designing the movement was to make a watchmakers watch, meaning that the priority was to make it in such a way that would facilitate the assembly and adjustment for the watchmaker to be able to affect his skill with ease and precision.
Examples of this are shown by the double micro regulation for the beat error and timing of the balance, as well as the milling around the balance gaining maximum access to view the balance for adjustment. In addition windows are milled into the sides of the movement to allow maximum visibility. The escape wheel bridge can be removed independently of the main train bridge to allow the escapement to be assembled separately of the rest of the watch.
Speake-Marin in-house movement SM2
Diameter 32.6mm; Height 6.2mm
Functions: Automatic mechanical movement
Hour, minute, centre seconds
Frequency: 21600 v/h
Shock protection: incabloc & kiff
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 29
Total number of components: 211
Weight of balance: 0118gr inertia: 25mg.cm2
Material of bridges/main plate: German silver
Chronometer balance with masslots and breguet over coil
Movement assembled by hand
All bridges, levers and mainplate finished by hand, circling, spotting and polished
The rotor wheel angles are hand finished then the surface is mirror finished
All pivots burnished
Breguet overcoil lifted by hand
* The SM2 will replace the existing FW2012 automatic movement during 2009.
* Speake-Marin will also be exhibiting at Basel World 2009 in The Watch Factory stand n°27 of the Baselworld Palace (opposite the Ramada hotel) and will have examples of SM2 as well as other examples of his work.