Speake-Marin enriches its Openworked collection with a new timepiece: Dual Time MINT with retrograde date, a design inspired by the Black Architecture movement and it proposes an audacious colour “Mint “as a hymn to freedom.
This new aesthetic is very modern thanks to its colour mix (mint green, silver and black) and its sharp angles of the bridges. Both hyper contemporary with the dial and classic with the case, it will please travellers who want to affirm their style and individuality with an audacious watch choice that will differentiate them from others.
Mint has been chosen as a hymn to freedom, an aspiration for travel and new spaces referring to the colour of Caribbean/Indian Ocean/South Sea. Speake-Marin took inspiration from the Black Architecture movement too playing with black and grey applications on the case and the bridges.
For this new design, Speake-Marin proposes indeed a complication for travellers, who want to know at first glance their “Home” time versus the “Local” time. This new model is therefore the Speake-Marin travel watch par excellence, which targets travellers and digital nomads who are looking for the perfect travel watch.
The movement featured in the One&Two Openworked Dual Time is the SMA02 Calibre: an Openworked movement, which integrates a Dual Time indication and a retrograde date. Inspired by architecture, it keeps the visual balance between the barrel, the oscillating mass and the small seconds at 1:30. It creates a triangulation which plays with the “3” figure, as in the other Openworked models.
The Dual Time complication has been the “de facto” travel watch ever since it was conceived in the mid-’50s for Pan America pilots crossing several time zones at once.
By allowing the wearer to monitor two separate time zones at once (“Local” time and “Home” time), the Dual Time watch frees its wearer from the “gruelling” mental maths required when keeping tabs on whatever is going on in your home time zone. Here, the “Local” time is given by the central Hours Minutes Seconds indication, while the “Home” time can be easily seen on the second dial at 9 o’clock.
This movement is nestled in ablack DLC-coated titanium version of the new Piccadilly, an evolution of the iconic case of Speake-Marin. DLC stands for Diamond-like carbon (coating), which turns regular steel black and certainly creates a nice unique look. The coating consists of carbon particles and is chemically applied to the object. The layer is extremely durable and scratch-resistant.
The new case is more technical than the original allowing the straps to be integrated closer in the case, moving the crown further into the case so as to soften its aesthetics whilst maintaining its original DNA.
The bezel and the case back slightly overlap the central case section altering the overall “look” of the watch while maintaining the iconoclastic feel of Speake-Marin. In addition, the glass traditionally set into the bezel has now been altered to a box form, reducing the overall thickness of the case and accentuating the technical aspect of the watch.
Model: One&Two Openworked Dual Time Mint
SMA02 Calibre, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Retrograde date and Dual Time indication
Power reserve: 52 hours
Hours Minutes and Seconds
Small seconds and retrograde date at 1:30
Dual Time indication at 9 o’clock
Black mat finish
Dual Time indication in black and mint green.
Heart-shaped mint green-lacquered hands.
New generation Piccadilly case in black DLC-coated titanium
Front and back sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)
Mint green rubber, pin buckle in black DLC-coated steel
38mm: 10 pieces
42mm: 18 pieces
38mm: 29,400 CHF without tax
42mm: 29,900 CHF without tax