Independent Swiss watch maker Peter Speake-Marin pays homage to the horological tradition by launching the Vegas Ten limited edition timepiece in the 10’th anniversary celebration of The PuristS.
Like the city of Las Vegas itself, the Speake-Marin Vegas Ten is an uninhibited larger-than-life celebration of life. Every night sees fireworks illuminating the sky of Las Vegas in an exuberant multi-dimensional explosion of noise and colour, and this is reflected in the bold stars marking the hours on the Vegas Ten’s dial and the juxtaposition of red gold lugs and crown with the white gold case.
Speake-Marin Vegas Ten features offset jumping hours with jump indication; central minutes; offset seconds wheel; and date. The manual winding in-house movement is finished to the highest standards with much of the jumping hour mechanism clearly visible through the open dial. Turning the watch over reveals intricately hand engraved German silver bridges through the display back.
For the Vegas Ten, Peter Speake-Marin has both technically and aesthetically reinterpreted the classic jump hour indication in his uniquely distinctive style. The jumping hour is displayed in its own open sub dial at 12 o’clock, with its mechanism on full display. A central minute hand legibly displays the precise time around the circumference of the main dial, while a now iconic Speake-Marin topping tool inspired wheel rotates to show the seconds. The jump indicator at 3 o’clock informs the wearer if the hour has jumped or not so as to minimise any confusion when the minute hand is near 12 o’clock position.
The red gold of the lugs and crown contrast nicely against the titanium case and are matched by the colour of the seconds wheel, date window, jump hour gear and logo plate. The stars and dots of the hour and minute markers are laser cut and filled with Super-LumiNova enabling flush dials and a slimmer case.
Elegant symmetrical levers and springs in the lower half of the open dial control the jumping hour mechanism and not only mesmerise when arming and triggering the jump each hour, the mirror image arrangement ensures synchronicity between the time and date mechanisms in both clockwise and anti-clockwise (time setting) directions.
The Vegas Ten is a limited edition of 10 pieces in titanium with red gold lugs. Delivery is anticipated early 2012.
Jumping hours, central minutes, seconds (wheel) and date
Polished titanium with red gold lugs and crown
Dimensions : 42mm X 14mm
Sapphire crystals : Anti-reflective treatment on both top and display back
Outer minute dial with three dimensional Super-LumiNova markers, hour dial laser-pieced hardened steel with hand- filled Super- LumiNova hour and minute markers
Hands : Bespoke Speake-Marin hands with Super-LumiNova centers
Calibre SM3V manual winding
Frequency : 21600 v/h (3Hz)
Power reserve : 80 hours
Number of jewels : 23
Chronometer balance : Masslots; Breguet over-coil; 0118gr inertia 25mg.cm2
Bridges/main plate : German silver