Since the creation of Speake-Marin in 2002, the English watchmaker creates in his Swiss workshop high-end watches with their distinctive design. Inside of the Piccadilly case we find here the most utilitarian of all Speake-Marin collections: The Spirit.
The Spirit Seafire is Speake-Marin’s first chronograph. In addition to the chronograph counters with the minute counter at 12 o’clock and hours at 6, this timepiece features a date display window at 3 o’clock and a seconds wheel at 9 o’clock. In 2015, this model brought new color to its dial parrying red, blue or orange and this year, Speake-Marin adds two new dials each in a limited edition of 28 pieces to continue the collection.
For these models, as for the rest of Seafire collection, Peter Speake-Marin was inspired by the British military and pilots watches of 60 years ago to make the vintage designs of the chronograph.
To obtain a greater legibility of the dials, Peter has chosen to use Arabic numbers for the dial to 12 minutes and Roman numerals for the hours dial at 6 o’clock. Roman numerals are rare on the chronographs dials and this touch of refinement makes it a distinctive symbol of the Spirit collection.
A collection whose passionate motto of Peter Speake-Marin “Fight, Love & Persevere” is engraved on the case back of each watch.
These two watches are a limited collection of 28 pieces.
Model: Speake-Marin Spirit Seafire Blue & White
Calibre Valjoux 7750, hand-finished mechanical self-winding Movement
Power reserve: 48 hours
Central hours and minutes, Seconds disk inspired by “Topping Tool”, Chronograph hour-counter at 6 o’clock, minute-counter at 12 o’clock and central seconds, date at 3 o’clock
Iconic Piccadilly case in titanium
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Case-back engraved motto “Fight, Love and Persevere ”
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
White Seafire: White dial
Blue Seafire: White and blue dial
Black minute markers
White Super-LumiNova® “Foundation” style central hour and minute hands
Red Super-LumiNova® hands on the counter
Lacquered white seconds disk “Topping Tool” inspiration
Rubber or calf leather in white or blue
Pin buckle in titanium
28 watches of each model