Speake-Marin introduces Spirit Mk II DLC, a new collection based upon the iconic Spirit collection. Dressed in a magnificent and contrasting matt black coating, the Spirit Mk II DLC’s robes are a contrast to the white enamel, found in other collections and explore the darker side of Speake-Marin’s DNA.
The spirit of adventure that led its creator to its original design finally appeared in the guise of a time measuring instrument with bold charisma. Following the footsteps of Spirit Pioneer collection, this model features an inspirational motto “Fight, Love & Persevere” engraved on the case-back.
The Spirit Mark II DLC’s three-dimensional, one-piece dial features refined numerals and hour markers in white Super-LumiNova that contrasts superbly against the light-absorbing matt black finished case. The resulting indications are eminently legible and present a fresh new level of sophistication.
The resin dial is as demanding to produce as an enamel dial, involving a cutting-edge technique. The first step is to create a three-dimensional mould of the multi-level dial elements including hour and minute markers, numerals, railroad chapter ring, Speake-Marin logo and topping-tool motif, as well as the Spirit title.
This mould is used to make a negative mould in which lacquer and Super-LumiNova masks are successively applied, ensuring the right materials and colours are in the correct places. When set, the one-piece dial face is removed from the mould and bonded to a traditional dial plate.
The Spirit Mark 2 DLC retains an exceptional power reserve– five days – thanks to the use of a unidirectional, automatic-winding movement and the addition of a second barrel.
The dial of the Spirit Mark 2 DLC is beautifully framed by a hand finished circular grained bezel. This finishing enhances the casual, contemporary style for which the Spirit has become known, as does the slim 42mm sandblasted stainless steel case and coated with anthracite DLC. The case-back is solid and slightly domed – a combination that provides considerable strength and protection for the movement within.
On the case-back, the centrally engraved Speake-Marin ‘topping tool’ motif catches the eye. However, it is the engraved inspirational rallying cry – “Fight, Love & Persevere” –that steals the attention, upholds the Spirit Collection’s name and confirms its credentials as the perfect talisman.
The Speake-Marin Spirit Mk II DLC watch is available in a 42mm, matt black DLC coated case.
Model: Speake-Marin Spirit Mk II DLC
Features and Indications
High-legibility, three-dimensional one-piece dial
Central hours, minutes and seconds
Case-back engraved motto “Fight, Love and Persevere”
Automatic movement with five-day power reserve
Dial and Hands
Numerals, hour and minute markers, railroad chapter ring, Speake-Marin name, topping tool motif and Spirit title all in white Super-LumiNova moulded as part of one-piece dial with matt black base
Foundation central hour and minute hands coated with black PVD, hand-filled with white Super-LumiNova
PVD coated central second hand, with Super-LumiNova painted tip
Unidirectional automatic-winding mechanical movement
Dimensions: 30.40mm x 4.35mm
Power reserve: 120 hours
Frequency: 28,800vph / 4Hz
Case and strap
Piccadilly three-piece case
Material: Sandblasted stainless steel coated with matt black DLC
Water resistance: 3 atm/30m/100’
Front sapphire crystal treated with multi-layer anti-reflective coatings
Domed compression case back with central Speake-Marin topping-tool engraving
“Speake-Marin” engraved on case-back above topping-tool motif
“Fight, Love & Persevere” motto engraved on the case back below topping-tool motif
Black calf leather strap “ingrassato” with contrasting white stitching and DLC coated stainless steel tang buckle