Independent fine watchmaking house Speake-Marin has developed a specific timepiece to support the ONLY WATCH auction, which will take place in Geneva in November 2021.
Participating for the third time in the ONLY WATCH event, Speake-Marin created a unique One&Two Dual Time watch featuring a new and powerful design that stands out with its colour mix and architectural sharp angles of the dial bridges. The design plays with different tones of orange and yellow, picking up the Only Watch 2021 Edition’s pantones.
Its open-worked movement (SMA02 Calibre) integrates a dual time indication and a retrograde date. Inspired by modern architecture, it keeps the visual balance between the barrel, the oscillating mass and the small seconds at 1:30. It also creates a triangulation which plays with the “3” figure, as in the other Open-worked models.
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.
The black DLC-coated titanium version of the new Piccadilly case is an evolution of the iconic original case of Speake-Marin. Extremely durable and scratch-resistant, the case is also engraved on the side in yellow with: “ONLY WATCH 2021”.
This latest case is more technical advanced than the original, allowing the straps to be integrated closer into the case, moving the crown further into the case as well 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 Dual Time ONLY WATCH THE SUN
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
Open-worked dial. Black mat finish
Dual Time indication in black and dark orange
Heart-shaped yellow lacquered hands
Diameter: 42 mm
New generation Piccadilly case in black DLC-coated titanium
Front and back sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)
Orange rubber, pin buckle in black DLC-coated steel