Speake-Marin has launched Ripples, the brand’s first ever bracelet watch in steel. This new sport chic collection is inspired by modern architecture and designed for aesthetes of our times, with love for watchmaking details.
The new case, called “La City” reflects the architecture of London’s eponymous financial district, which combines business, heritage and design. A round square or a square in the round, Ripples offers an original shape and its “Big Ben” hands are a tribute to Speake-Marin’s British roots.
The new “Ripples” dial finishing developed by Speake-Marin is inspired by contemporary art and materials used for modern industrial design. Due to its innovative and complex dial, the watch looks different from every angle you look at it. As it reflects light in different ways, it changes colours and shapes.
The idea of the round in the square expression through its case, its wide Geneva stripes, hand bevelled bridges, inner angle, its “Ripples” dial and its light reflections push watchmaking beauty to an apparent simplicity.
RIPPLES is part of a new chapter in the brand’s watchmaking tradition with the new in-house movement SMA03-T coming out of the Swiss Research & Development department of Le Cercle Des Horlogers, a high end watch atelier which is owned by Speake-Marin President and CEO Christelle Rosnoblet. Its confident modernity is a step into the future for our collections with the new Sport Chic collection.
The small second at 1:30 is a unique Speake-Marin signature for its in-house movement’s. The SMA03-T is a 4 Hz automatic winding movement, its integrated micro-rotor is decorated with a sun-brushed finishing. The back of the case in sapphire crystal gives a glimpse into its complexity.
For this new collection, the SMA03 movement has been upgraded in terms of finishings to create SMA03-T, where “T” stands for “tradition” as a reference to traditional fine watchmaking know-how.
With a power reserve of 52 hours, this timepiece has been exceptionally executed with hand-finished bridges, inner angle and is entirely rhodium-plated. A 2mm circular graining on the main plate was crafted, which will delight all connoisseurs attentive to movement decoration and design.
The stainless-steel bracelet comes with alternate polished and brushed links. Thanks to its smoothness and softness the bracelet is very comfortable to wear.
The watch has an integrated screwed steel crown, is a 5 ATM waterproof and thanks to its integration into the case has great ergonomics as well as a secure double folding clasp.
Since 2015, Speake-Marin has initiated a movement strategy to fully develop and assemble proprietary movements within its atelier in the Neuchatel area, Switzerland. This new strategy gave birth to the “SMA” collection, which includes Openworked, closed dials and Haute Horlogerie movements. Firstly, Speake-Marin focused its efforts on Haute Horlogerie 3 Hz movements (Minute Repeater and Double Tourbillon).
Then, Speake-Marin developed Hour Minutes Seconds 4Hz movements, which were featured in the new One&Two design as an Openworked movement named SMA01. This movement is particular due to the small seconds counter being positioned at 1:30 and its integrated micro-rotor.
The new SMA03-T Calibre is part of the SMA movement family and follows the Openworked collection approach with the small seconds at 1:30. The T-reference stands for “Tradition” because traditional and very high-end finishings have been added to this movement: rhodium, inner angle, hand-polished angle among others.
In-house SMA03-T Calibre
Self-winding movement with integrated micro-rotor
Hours Minutes and Seconds
Small seconds at 1:30
Cool grey brushed dial with exclusive Ripples finishing
Rhodium plated polished heart-shaped hands
Power reserve: 52 hours
New La CITY case in stainless steel
Front and open back crystal sapphire treated with anti-reflective coating
DIAMETER: 40.3 mm
Water resistance: 5ATM (50 meters)
Integrated stainless-steel bracelet
Double folding clasp
Limited annual production of 100 pieces
Recommended retail price
CHF 19,900 (excluding taxes)