Speake-Marin CronotempVs II Special Edition for Collectors’ Club

Luxury watch maker Speake-Marin unveils CronotempVs II, the second ‘club watch’ for the CronotempVs private collectors’ club. This limited edition timepiece features a casual, contemporary style. It has superb legibility thanks to a black resin dial with central Super-LumiNova filled hour and minute hands, which are complemented by Super- LumiNova numerals, indices and instantaneous date. CronotempVs II is powered by an automatic winding Eros movement with five-day power reserve, housed in a slim Piccadilly case in stainless steel.

CronotempVs is a private club in Spain formed by watch collectors with the common interest of advancing their knowledge of high-end watchmaking, sharing this knowledge, organising social events and commissioning bespoke timepieces. Speake-Marin’s CronotempVs II is a limited edition of 21 pieces especially created for the CronotempVs collectors’ club.

Dial
CronotempVs II’s pure, black resin dial throws into sharp relief the central hour, minute and second hands, as well as the instantaneous date window at 2 o’clock. Powerful Roman numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock in white Super-LumiNova and the hour markers – filled with cream Super-LumiNova and flush with the dial – maximise readability by both day and by night. The date disc is also in cream Super-LumiNova.

Three-dimensional Super-LumiNova also provides the hour and minute hands (cream) and minute markers (white) with superlative legibility, while adding more than a touch of masculine vitality. The 2 o’clock position of the date window and use of Roman Numerals (rather than Arabic numerals) for the second day of the month subtly reminds us that this timepiece is the second limited edition to be made for the CronotempVs collectors’ club. The dial is completed by the Speake-Marin signature ‘topping tool’ logo and brand name, both in white just below 12 o’clock.

Case
The iconic stainless steel Piccadilly case with soldered lugs bears all the hallmarks of Speake-Marin’s meticulous quest to create classical, durable timepieces. At first glance the three-piece case appears similar to Peter’s original Piccadilly design, but on closer inspection it can be seen that this one is much slimmer – 42mm in diameter and just 12mm in height – an elegant design made possible by the Eros calibre.

Movement and display-back
The Eros calibre is an automatic winding movement and features a long, five-day power reserve and the signature Speake-Marin ‘mystery’ winding rotor. The large-diameter, circular-grained movement dominates the view through the display-back and provides a technical backdrop for the beautifully finished rotor.

The engraved number on left side of case back (CW- -) is the CronotempVs member’s personalized number; the CronotempVs members have pieces 01 to 20. A 21st piece has been retained by Speake- Marin. The “2012” engraved on the right side represents the year of production.

Strap and buckle
CronotempVs II is completed by a brown calf leather strap with white stitching on top and blue stitching underneath to match the blued rotor.

Technical details

Features and Indications:
• Hours, minutes and seconds
• Instantaneous date
• Automatic Eros movement with five-day power reserve
• Slim Speake-Marin Piccadilly case

Dial and Hands:
• Central hours, minutes and seconds
• Date window at 2 o’clock
• Black resin dial
• Roman numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock in white Super-LumiNova
• Chapter ring with minute markers in white Super-LumiNova
• Speake-Marin logo including ‘topping tool’ motif in white below 12 o’clock
• Foundation style central hour and minute hands filled with cream Super-LumiNova
• Hour indices and date disc in cream Super-LumiNova

Movement:
• Central hours, minutes and seconds
• EROS Calibre, automatic mechanical movement
• Dimensions: 30.40mm x 4.35mm
• Power reserve: 120 hours
• Jewels: 35
• Twin barrel
• Instantaneous date
• Frequency: 28,800vph / 4Hz
• Three-position crown: manual winding, rapid date correction and stop-second time setting
• Blued signature Speake-Marin ‘topping tool’ mystery rotor

Case and strap:
• Iconic Speake-Marin Piccadilly case crafted in stainless steel
• Three-piece case construction
• Diameter: 42mm
• Height: 12mm
• Front and display-back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating
• Water resistance: 3atm/30m/100ft
• Case-back circumference engraving: “Speake-Marin – CronotempVs II”
• Member’s personalised number (CW- -) engraved on left side of case back
• Year of production – 2012 – engraved on right side of case back
• Strap made from natural calf leather with white stitching on top, blue stitching underneath and blued stainless steel tang buckle

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