Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked HMS V3

Swiss luxury watch brand Speake-Marin presents a new version of its Openworked HMS watch. Belongs to the One& Two collection, the Openworked V3 (version 3) boasts a unique design inspired by modern architecture. HMS stands for Hours, Minutes and Seconds. Like every timepiece from the One&Two series, this model is equipped with the Speake-Marin in-house movement.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked HMS V3

This new edition follows aesthetic codes of the One&Two Openworked collection with the small second counter positioned at 1:30. The objective is to show the movement from the inside and to give an uncluttered look and feel.

To do so, the chosen finish on the bottom plate is brushed (direction 1:30) versus a circular graining finish in the past editions. The sun burst Geneva stripes finish has been kept to highlight the small second counter which is the vanishing point of the dial. The different surface decorations and treatments on the components create a wide variation of light reflections and depth perspectives.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked HMS V3

For this new version, the black colour has been introduced on the triangular bridge and the second counter to bring modernity. The Speake-Marin creation studio takes indeed inspiration from modern design and architecture, especially black architecture for its latest creations that you can find everywhere in megacities like London.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked HMS V3

The movement featured in the One&Two Openworked Hours Minutes Seconds is the SMA01 Calibre: an Openworked movement, which integrates a micro-rotor. It has been designed, developed and assembled in the brand’s Haute Horlogerie workshop near Neuchatel, in Switzerland.

The SMA01 movement is inspired by the architectural «Deconstructivism movement», which challenges the regular architecture and opens new possibilities. In this case, Speake-Marin challenges the position of the small second and imagines it at 1:30. It generates a new movement design with rounded bridges, openings in the plate, new positions of the wheels and a vanishing point at 1:30.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked HMS V3

The movement has a visual balance between the barrel, the oscillating mass and the small seconds at 1:30. It creates a triangle shape, which plays with the number “three”. This design is the foundation for the whole Speake-Marin Openworked movement collection.

The SMA01 calibre has been optimized for this new SMA01 generation and includes now a reverse wheel allowing a self-winding on both rotations.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked HMS V3

The new generation of the Piccadilly case is more technical than the original one 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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked HMS V3

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 SMA01Calibre is part of the SMA movement family and follows the Openworked collection approach with the small seconds at 1:30. Speake-Marin is the only watchmaker who positions the small seconds there. It is actually a real constraint in terms of movement development since the small seconds at 1:30 have to go through the time setting module.

Technical details

Model: One&Two OPENWORKED V3 Titanium

One&Two OPENWORKED V3 Titanium

References
38mm: 413813330
42mm: 414213330

Movement
SMA01 Calibre, self-winding movement with integrated micro-rotor
Power reserve: 52 hours

Indications
Hours, Minutes and Seconds

Dial
Open worked dial
Sun burst Geneva stripes finish
Heart-shaped blued steel hands.
Small seconds at 1:30

Case
New generation Piccadilly case in titanium
Front and back sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating.
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Strap
Black alligator, folding buckle in titanium

Edition
38mm: Limited edition of 19 pieces
42mm: Limited edition of 19 pieces

Prices
38mm: 17,825 CHF without tax
42mm: 18,400 CHF without tax

Model: One&Two Openworked V3 Red Gold

One&Two Openworked V3 Red Gold

References
38mm: 423813330
42mm: 424213330

Movement
SMA01 Calibre, self-winding movement with integrated micro-rotor
Power reserve: 52 hours

Indications
Hours Minutes and Seconds

Dial
Openworked dial
Sun burst Geneva stripes finish
Heart-shaped golden hands
Small seconds at 1:30

Case
New generation Piccadilly case in red gold 5N
Front and back sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Strap
Black alligator, pin buckle in red gold 5N

Edition
38mm: Limited edition of 10 pieces
42mm: Limited edition of 10 pieces

Prices
38mm: 31,625 CHF without tax
42mm: 33,925 CHF without tax

Speake-Marin One&Two Dual Time ONLY WATCH THE SUN

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Dual Time ONLY WATCH THE SUN

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Dual Time ONLY WATCH THE SUN

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Dual Time ONLY WATCH THE SUN

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Dual Time ONLY WATCH THE SUN

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.

Technical details

Model: One&Two Dual Time ONLY WATCH THE SUN
Reference 414214370

Movement
SMA02 Calibre, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Retrograde date and Dual Time indication
Power reserve: 52 hours

Indications
Hours Minutes and Seconds
Small seconds and retrograde date at 1:30
Dual Time indication at 9 o’clock

Dial
Open-worked dial. Black mat finish
Dual Time indication in black and dark orange
Heart-shaped yellow lacquered hands
Diameter: 42 mm

Case
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)

Strap
Orange rubber, pin buckle in black DLC-coated steel

Edition
Unique Piece

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

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.

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time MINT

Technical details

Model: One&Two Openworked Dual Time Mint

Movement
SMA02 Calibre, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Retrograde date and Dual Time indication
Power reserve: 52 hours

Indications
Hours Minutes and Seconds
Small seconds and retrograde date at 1:30
Dual Time indication at 9 o’clock

Dial
Open-worked dial
Black mat finish
Dual Time indication in black and mint green.
Heart-shaped mint green-lacquered hands.

Case
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)

Strap
Mint green rubber, pin buckle in black DLC-coated steel

Limited edition
38mm: 10 pieces
42mm: 18 pieces

References
38mm: 413809290
42mm: 414209290

Prices
38mm: 29,400 CHF without tax
42mm: 29,900 CHF without tax

Speake-Marin London Chronograph Triple Date Limited Edition

For this new limited edition from the Vintage Collection, Speake-Marin has selected the Valjoux 88 Calibre, the finest manually-wound chronograph ever made, thanks to its column-wheel and its three counters.

Speake-Marin London Chronograph Triple Date Limited Edition

Inspired by the Valjoux 23 base calibre, the Valjoux 88 Calibre appeared in 1953 with 13 lignes and offered the perfect layout for great chronograph legibility:
– Two pushers
– Three subdials: one for real-time seconds, 30-minute chronograph, and moon-phase indicators

Speake-Marin London Chronograph Triple Date Limited Edition

In addition, the timepiece has a triple date complication:
– Week day displayed in the counter
– Month displayed in the counter
– Day of the month displayed thanks to the black outlined hand with a SuperLuminova® layer.

Speake-Marin London Chronograph Triple Date Limited Edition

The sublime Valjoux 88 has been very popular thanks to its pushers equipped with column-wheels, which brings a unique softness when activated. This timepiece has a hand-wound mechanical movement.

Speake-Marin London Chronograph Triple Date Limited Edition

Although these calibres were produced in large quantities in the second part of the 20th century, these movements are very rare nowadays. The movement components used for the London Chronograph were stored in a safe for many years and it took time for Speake-Marin to find working pieces. Once checked, the components have been assembled, decorated and controlled within the Speake-Marin workshop near La-Chaux-de-Fonds.

Speake-Marin London Chronograph Triple Date Limited Edition

For these two new limited editions, the London Chronograph is housed in a 42mm titanium case with a three-dimensional dial. The dial is indeed in three dimensions with two floating black counters – 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and real time 60-second counter at 9 o’clock – and a moon phase counter at 6 o’clock.

The chronograph function can be easily read thanks to the red colour code, which you can find on the following elements:
– Hours counter at 6 o’clock
– Minutes counter at 3 o’clock
– Central second hands.

Speake-Marin London Chronograph Triple Date Limited Edition

Two dial versions are available: one in blue and one in light brown. Both have vintage looks to remind us of the free spirit from the car racing world of the fifties. The red colour of the chronograph function is indeed a tribute to sport racing counters, while the silver colour is used for the Hours Minutes Seconds function. The subdial at 6 o’clock gives a double indication: 12-hour chronograph function with the red hand, and a Moon phase indication in the two hemispheres.

This collection is a 30-piece limited edition.

Technical details

Model: London Chronograph Triple Date

Movement
Valjoux 88, mechanical
Power reserve: 44 hours

Indications
Hours and Minutes, Triple date,
Chronograph, Moon phase

Case
Iconic Piccadilly case in titanium (grade 5)
Front sapphire crystal, treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Dial
Black counters
Blue or beige indexes
Heart-shaped silvered hands

Strap
Blue or beige Nubuk leather
Folding buckle in titanium

Limited edition
15 pieces each reference

References
Blue: 514208010
Beige: 514208050

Retail price
CHF 20,950 excl. tax

Speake-Marin Art-Series Rhinoceros Limited Edition

In 2020, luxury watch brand Speake-Marin initiated a project to launch every year an Art-Series limited edition dedicated to endangered species: part of the sales will be given to a chosen organisation, which acts for their protection.

For this first year, Speake-Marin developed a limited edition of 9 pieces in partnership with the London-based charity “Save the Rhino International”, an organisation working to ensure that all five species of rhinoceros thrive in the wild by protecting their habitat, reducing illegal trade, involving local communities and bringing experts together.

Speake-Marin Art-Series Rhinoceros Limited Edition

With this project, Speake-Marin contributes to the costs of protecting critically endangered rhinoceros at the Sumatra Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia, thanks to a CHF 3,000 gift per each timepiece sold.

In 2006, Speake-Marin started to design and develop the “Art-Series”, a collection of timepieces that is dedicated to craftsmanship. Speake-Marin includes in the Art-series different traditional techniques such as enamelling, hand-engraving, Maki-e (Japanese art of lacquer work).

Engraving is indeed part of Speake-Marin DNA and is corroborated within its Art-Series collection through beautiful watch dials: Skulls, Dragon or animals are magnified thanks to this technique. Speake-Marin uses both hand and chemical engraving methods, depending on the design complexity.

Speake-Marin Art-Series Rhinoceros Limited Edition

For this latest limited edition, the rhinoceros has been designed in the brand’s studio and sculpted by hand (more than 40 hours) to produce a special master stamp, which is then reproduced on each dial. The silver-plated sculpted rhinoceros is hand finished with an oxidising acid to reach this unique shade of grey.

To finish the dial, approximately 15 layers of black lacquer have been applied to reach the perfect consistency both in colour and finish.

Speake-Marin Art-Series Rhinoceros Limited Edition

This timepiece is equipped with SMA03 Calibre, the in-house self-winding movement developed by Speake-Marin.

Since 2014, Speake-Marin has initiated a movement strategy to fully develop and assemble in-house movements within its workshop in Neuchâtel area, Switzerland. This new strategy gave birth to the “SMA” collection, which includes Open-worked, closed dials and Haute Horlogerie movements. At first, Speake-Marin focused its efforts on Haute Horlogerie 3Hz movements (Minute Repeater and Double Tourbillon).Then, Speake-Marin developed Hour Minutes Seconds 4Hz movements, which were featured in the One&Two collection.

The SMA03 Calibre is part of the SMA movement family and introduces the first closed dial with small seconds at 1:30. Fitted with an integrated micro-rotor, the movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.

Speake-Marin Art-Series Rhinoceros Limited Edition

Speake-Marin offers a specific eco-friendly strap for this new limited edition. The bracelet has been created from lime tree wood (tilia europaea specie), with the interior layer in natural cork. The wood sourcing is certified 100% FSC-forests, which means that the wood comes from responsibly-managed forests that meet the highest environmental and social standards.

Technical details

Model: Art-Series Rhinoceros

Movement
SMA03, Speake-Marin in-house movement

Indications
Hours and Minutes
Small second counter at 1:30
Power reserve: 48 hours

Case
Iconic Piccadilly case in titanium (grade 5)
Front sapphire crystal, treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameters: 38 mm and 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Dial
Rhinocerosin silver
Black glossy lacquer
Heart-shaped black-lacquered and silver hands

Strap
Lime tree wood bracelet, interior in natural cork
Folding buckle in titanium

Limited edition
9 pieces

References
38 mm: 413813360
42 mm: 414213360

Retail prices
38 mm: CHF 28,000 excl. tax
42 mm: CHF 28,500 excl. tax

Speake-Marin One&Two Open-worked Tourbillon Limited Edition

After the successes of the “One&Two” Open-worked Hours& Minutes and the “One&Two” Open-worked Dual Time launched in the last two years, which marked a new aesthetic trend for the brand, Speake-Marin now extends its Open-worked collection with a new complication: a 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon.

The new SMA05 Calibre is part of the SMA proprietary movement family and follows the “Open-worked collection” approach with a strong element at 1:30: the flying tourbillon.

Speake-Marin One&Two Open-worked Tourbillon Limited Edition

By displaying a Tourbillon cage at 1:30, the Speake-Marin objective to break-away from the watchmaking codes is achieved: Speake-Marin is the only watchmaker who positions its tourbillon there. It is actually a real constraint in terms of movement development since the tourbillon cage at 1:30 has to go through the time setting module. It is even more complicated than a small second at that place because the tourbillon cage requires more space in length and depth.

The tourbillon cage is covered by the iconic Speake-Marin rotor shape in red gold as a reminder of the Speake-Marin logotype. The main plate has a micro-blasted black finish which brings depth to the dial. The regulating organ is especially accurate, with a precision of +/- 4 second per day, which is a very good performance for mechanical movements with flying tourbillon. For this new movement, Speake-Marin chose to develop a 3HZ movement (21,600 alt/h) so as to easily see the movement alternations on the tourbillon.

Last but not least, the SMA05 Calibre displays a power reserve indicator at 7:30 (72 hours). It creates a visual balance between the barrel, the oscillating mass, the tourbillon and the power reserve, while the sharp edges of the bridges are counterbalancing the classical shape of the case. The barrel is engraved with the model name: “One&Two Open-worked Flying Tourbillon”.

This movement is nestled in a new version of the Piccadilly, an evolution of the iconic case of Speake-Marin. 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 whilst 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.

Revealing strong watch architecture, the One&Two Open-worked Tourbillon anchors the Speake-Marin contemporary style to create “Belle Horlogerie” for those who want to wear something unique on their wrist. This new aesthetic is very masculine thanks to its material mix (gold, black finish and SuperLuminova® on the hands and indexes) and the sharp flanks of the bridges.

This limited edition is proposed in 10 pieces only.

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 Open-worked, 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 Open-worked movement named SMA01. This movement is particular due to the small second counter being positioned at 1:30 and its integrated micro-rotor.

Technical details

Model: One&Two Open-Worked Tourbillon

Movement
SMA05 Calibre, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
60 sec Flying Tourbillon
Power Reserve: 72 hours

Indications
Hour Minutes
Power reserve at 7:30

Dial
Open-worked dial. Black micro-blasted mat finish
5N gold-plated bridge flanks
Heart-shaped golden hands with SuperLuminova®

Case
New generation Piccadilly case in 5N red gold or titanium
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Open back case
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Strap
Black alligator
Pin buckle in red gold

Limited Edition
5 watches of each diameter

References
38mm: 423811250
42mm: 424211250

Retail price
Price on Demand

Speake Marin London Chronograph Only Watch Edition

Speake Marin has created a unique piece of their London Chronograph to support the Only Watch 2019 charity auction.

Manufactured during the 50s and 60s, the Valjoux 92 calibre gave way to the quartz at the end of the sixties. Although it was a very popular chronograph movement at the time, it is a very rare calibre today.

Speake Marin London Chronograph Only Watch Edition blue dial

To make this exceptional piece even more unique, Speake Marin decided to dedicate this model to Only Watch by way of its colours. The 42 mm Piccadilly titanium case houses a three dimensional blue dial, with two floating counters: the white counter for the small seconds, while the grey measures the minutes of the chronograph.

Speake Marin London Chronograph Only Watch Edition Caseback view Valjoux 92 calibre

In the centre of the dial, the London Chronograph engraved rotor takes the form of the Speake Marin logo and rotates with the hours. The orange hands provide a touch of intensity to the soft blue and the elegance of the grey.

Technical details

Case
Titanium
Diameter: 42 mm

Dial
Matte blue base, with a touch of grey and white

Movement
Valjoux 92

Strap
Grey nubuck strap with titanium folding buckle

Speake-Marin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Légèreté

Speake-Marin launches its new Haute Horlogerie masterpiece: the Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon “Légèreté”, the first Minute Repeater Carillon in the world assembled in a case which is fabricated in 100% sapphire crystal.

The new Speake-Marin Haute Horlogerie masterpiece is called “Légèreté”, which means “Lightness” in English, to highlight the sapphire-crystal case, which allows to literally dive into the movement from the top, the sides or the case back. The case is made up of three parts: the bezel, the case back and the middle section. The process by which the sapphire is made into a finished watch case is extraordinarily difficult, involving many hours of machining and polishing. The most difficult part is the case finishing where one must avoid any scratches during manufacture: the case must be perfectly transparent.

At 6pm, a 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon is held by a cage shaped into the Speake-Marin symbol.  In addition, the movement conceals a Minute Repeater Carillon. When the slider on the left hand side is activated, the Minute Repeater Carillon starts to ring and launches the dial animation: the XII index disintegration.

From a technical point of view, it is interesting to note that there is a double safety module, which enables the setting of the time while the watch chimes thanks to the Carillon, and vice-versa. In addition, a regulator wheel regulates the Carillon speed… not too fast, not too slow… This wheel is almost silent so as not to distort the Carillon sound. The energy comes from a specific barrel dedicated to the Carillon and the dial animation so as not to disturb the watch chronometry.

Moreover, the hammers have been welded to a block which creates a sound box with the case to get a nice Carillon sound.
The Minute Repeater Carillon gives the time thanks to three hammers:
– One hammer for the hours
– The three hammers all together for the quarters
– One hammer for the minutes
Once the time is given by the 3 hammers, the XII Roman numeral comes back to its initial position.

On this piece, the finishing and decoration are very refined, which demonstrates Speake-Marin’s Haute-Horlogerie know-how: all the surfaces are reworked, corrected and decorated. So, the Tourbillon at 6 o’clock features a hand-finished 60-second cage that can be fully appreciated through the display back when the tourbillon is over.

The lower tourbillon cage is supported by a striking paddle-shaped bridge offering clear visual access to the surrounding gears below. The bridges and main plate are circular-grained with polished screw heads and polished countersinks.

Last but not least, the entire watch is engraved with words: on the casing girdle, on the sides and on the case back.

Technical details

Model: “Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Légèreté”

Movement
Calibre SMAHH-02, 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon
Minute Repeater Carillon
Power reserve: 72 hours

Indications
Central hours and minutes
Dial animation: XII figure disintegration

Case
Piccadilly case, bezel and case back in sapphire
Diameter: 46.4 mm
Water Resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Dial
Openworked dial with engraving on the flange ring
Big red index at 12
Hands: Heart-shaped blued steel hands.

Strap
Ostrich leather (black or blue) and folding buckle in titanium

Reference
974280200

Limited edition
Unique piece

Price
On demand

Speake-Marin One&Two Openworked Dual Time

After the success of the “One&Two” Openworked launched two years ago, which marked a new aesthetic trend for the brand, Speake-Marin now completes its Openworked collection with a new complication: Dual Time indication, retrograde date.

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 SMA02 Calibre is part of the SMA movement family and follows the Openworked collection approach with the small seconds at 1:30. The small seconds at 1:30 meets the Speake-Marin objective to break-away from the watchmaking codes: Speake-Marin is the only watchmaker who positions the small seconds there. It is actually a real constraint in terms of movement development since the small seconds at 1:30 have to go through the time setting module.

The new movement featured in One&Two Openworked Dual Time is therefore the SMA02 Calibre: an Openworked movement, which integrates a Dual Time indication and a retrograde date. 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 it is the case on the other Openworked models.

For this new design, Speake-Marin wanted to propose a complication for travellers, who want to know at first glance their “home” time versus the “local” time. This new model is therefore the first Speake-Marin travel watch, which targets those who are looking for the perfect watch to travel.

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 a new version of the Piccadilly, an evolution of the iconic case of Speake-Marin. 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 whilst 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.

This new aesthetic is very modern and masculine thanks to its colour mix (brown, silver and black) and its sharp angles of the bridges. Both hyper contemporary with the dial and classic with the case, it will please gentlemen travellers who want to affirm their style and individuality with an audacious watch choice that will differentiate them from others.

Technical details

Model: One&Two Openworked Dual Time

Movement
SMA02 Calibre, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Retrograde date and Dual Time indication

Indications
Hour Minutes and Seconds
Small seconds and retrograde date at 1:30
Dual Time indication at 9 o’clock

Dial
Open-worked dial. Black mat finish
Dual Time indication in black and brown
Heart-shaped golden hands
Power reserve: 52 hours

Case
New generation Piccadilly case in red gold
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating.
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Strap
Brown alligator or grey crocodile leather
Pin buckle in red gold

Limited edition
20 watches of each diameter

Reference
38mm: 423809250| 42mm: 424209250

Price
On demand

Speake-Marin One & Two Academic Full Moon

After the success of the One & Two Academic Hour Minute Second last year, which introduced the new generation of One & Two with closed dial, Speake-Marin launches in 2019a new movement of One & Two with closed dial: Academic Full Moon, SMA03 Calibre with Moon phase module.

Since 2015, Speake-Marin has initiated a movement strategy to fully develop and assemble proprietary movements within its atelier in Neuchatel area, Switzerland. This new strategy gave birth to the “SMA” collection, which includes Open-worked, 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 open-worked 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 Calibre is part of the SMA movement family and introduced last year the first closed dial with small seconds at 1:30. The small seconds at 1:30 meets the Speake-Marin objective to break-away with the watchmaking codes: Speake-Marin is the only watchmaker who positions the small seconds there. It is actually a real constraint in terms of movement development since the small seconds at 1:30 have to go through the time setting module.

The new movement featured in One&Two Academic Full Moon is the same SMA03 with a Moon phase module. The Moon phase complication is a very refined complication, chic and easy to use every day, particularly popular in Asia where the moon is often consulted in the daily life. Checking the moon phase every night brings a bit of poetry and romanticism in a hectic life, which connects to nature and the solar system. It is indeed part of Speake-Marin DNA to propose romantic time complication, as it is for instance the case with the Crazy Skulls.

For its new Moon phase module, Speake-Marin designed a Moon phase complication where the counter is placed at 7:30, diagonally aligned with the small seconds at 1:30. The moon phase disk is made up of two moons: one white and one orange. It creates an alternation of silvery white and orange moons, which is a pure Speake-Marin artistic interpretation.

An orange moon can appear in reality if the moon is near the horizon, and is affected by earth’s atmosphere, due to light scattering. The fine particles in the atmosphere will therefore give this red-orange colour to the moon, when it is close to Earth. On the One&Two Academic Full Moon, the moon indication shifts every day at 7:30 pm.

More generally speaking, the One & Two collection explores the multi-dimensions in terms of dial and movement. With the Academic dial and the Moon phase complication, Speake-Marin explores the multi-layer levels that plunge us into the Speake-Marin silvery white dial.

The perspective is given thanks to an optic effect: the finish is polished in the middle while matt in the background. The small seconds counter appears to be suspended in the air and demonstrates the watch chronometry. Finally, the logotype at 7:30 echoes the small seconds counter and the moon phase counter whilebringing some symmetry and balance to the dial.

Four Roman numerals, a clear silver minute index and gold coated heart-shaped hands sign these Speake-Marin new creations.

Technical details

Model: One&Two Academic Full Moon

Movement
SMA03 Calibre, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Moon phase module

Indications
Hour Minutes and Seconds
Small seconds at 1:30
Central Moon phase indication at 7:30

Dial
Two levels white silver dial: polished finish in the middle and mat finish in the background
Heart-shaped golden hands
Power reserve: 52 hours

Case
New generation Piccadilly case in red gold
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Strap
Ostrich /or calf leather in mink/or brown – Pin buckle in red gold

Limited edition
20 watches of each diameter

Reference
38mm: 423810000 | 42mm: 424210000

Price
On demand

Speake-Marin London Chronograph Bronze

Speake-Marin expands their London Chronograph collection with two stunning bronze case models.

The London Chronograph collection is from now on a recurrent watch collection concept that re-edits iconic vintage movements every year. The use of vintage movements is indeed part of Speake-Marin’s strategy to develop and to exclusively work with exceptional movements.

For this new limited edition, Speake-Marin pays tribute to one of the most loved chronograph models of the 20th century: the Valjoux 72 Calibre. The Valjoux 72 is often seen as the finest manually-wound chronograph ever thanks to its column wheel and its three counters. Issued from the Valjoux 22 base calibre, the Valjoux 72 Calibre appeared in 1938 for the first time with 13 lines.

Then, it proposed a very perfect layout for great chronograph legibility:
– Two pushers
– Three sub dials: one for real-time seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour

The Valjoux 72 was a very popular chronograph movement, used by some of the largest and most successful movement manufacturers such as Rolex and Tag Heuer. In 2016, the auction sale of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona reached over one million dollars, and is therefore an incredible demonstration of the Valjoux 72 popularity among watch collectors.

Although these calibres were produced in large quantities in the second part of the 20th century, these movements are very rare nowadays. The movement components used for the London Chronograph were stored in a safe for many years and it took time for Speake-Marin to find working pieces. Once checked, the components have been assembled, decorated and controlled within our Speake-Marin atelier.

For these two new limited editions, the London Chronograph is housed in a 42mm bronze case with a three-dimensional dial. The dial is indeed in 3 dimensions with 3 floating white counters that indicate 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, real time 60-second counter at 9 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. The chronograph function can be easily read thanks to the orange colour code with the hours counter at 6 o’clock, the minutes counter at 3 o’clock and the central second hands.

Speake-Marin created for the first time its Piccadilly case in bronze to really echo the vintage spirit of the collection. The bronze material that is used to manufacture the case is an alloy of bronze and tin without any chemical treatment, which will generate fast oxidation and will make each timepiece unique. It will bring a natural patina that will enhance the overall London Chronograph look.

Two dial versions are available: one in blue or one in grey, both have colour gradients to give depth to the dial, a feeling which is strengthened by the 3D bronze indexes. The orange colour of the chronograph function is a tribute to sport racing counters, while the gold colour is used for the Hours Minutes Seconds function.

Last but not least, the central wheel at the centre of the dial is shaped like the Speake-Marin symbol and rotates with the hours. This central rotor is engraved with “London” and “Chronograph”, two words that appear at 12 o’clock.

Technical details

Model: London Chronograph Bronze

Movement
Valjoux72 Calibre, Chronograph, mechanical hand-wound movement
Power reserve: 40 hours

Indications
Minutes and seconds indications
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Real time 60-secondcounter at 9 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Central orange chronograph seconds hand

Case
Iconic Piccadilly case in bronze (alloy of bronze and tin)
Two pushers for the chronograph
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating.
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Dial
White three-dimensional dial. Blue or grey face
Central wheel with the Speake-Marin symbol
Heart-shaped golden steel hands

Strap
Beige calf leather – Folding buckle in titanium, bronze aspect

Limited edition
8 watches for each model

References
Blue dial: 594208060 | Grey dial: 594208010

Price
On demand

Speake-Marin “Cabinet des Mystères” – Bespoke Service to Create and Develop Unique Timepieces or Limited Editions on Demand

With the new “Cabinet des Mystères” concept, luxury watch brand Speake-Marin offers the customers an opportunity to create custom designed watches.

Speake-Marin, as an independent watchmaking brand, has the flexibility and the internal resources to design, develop, decorate and assemble timepieces on demand. Speake-Marin has indeed its own creation studio which creates watches, dials, hands, movement finishing and decorations for years.

The studio draws its inspiration from Speake-Marin brand heritage (British, hand shapes, Roman numerals, and skulls). Thus, the creation studio keeps reinventing pieces that will feed the Speake-Marin DNA.

Besides, Speake-Marin owns its dedicated workshop, which can develop customized movements or complications, decorate, engrave and assemble specific watches. Thanks to these assets and a team who is dedicated to please its client expectations, Speake-Marin proposes incredible timepieces through its “Cabinet des Mystères” offer.

The client can come either with a precise design or either with a project which requires to be developed. It could be a wedding anniversary, a gift for a birthday, a specific creation to celebrate somebody or pay tribute to a community, a culture.

Once the project is defined, the creative studio starts a research phase that will generate different design axis. Three to five different drawings are usually presented to the client. One will be selected only. It will be then refined and re-worked with every single detail: decoration, finishing, engravings, colours, typefaces, material… each step is thought and discussed to please the client.

Speake-Marin workshop has thought this service to be able to deliver the client within 14 weeks once the project is validated by the client in terms of design and cost. Speake-Marin has set up a specific organization so as “Cabinet des Mystères” clients can be handled quickly. The “Cabinet des Mystères” exclusive creations showcase Speake-Marin in-house manufacture movements only.

Speake-Marin One & Two Dragon (Art-Series Collection)

Speake-Marin enriches its Art-Series collection with a new timepiece, which enhances a legendary creature: the Dragon.

In 2006 Speake-Marin launched “Art-Series” timepieces, a collection which is dedicated to craftsmanship. Speake-Marin includes in the Art-series different traditional techniques such as enamel, hand-engraving and Maki-e (Japanese art of lacquer work).

With this new model, the brand is offering a limited edition of 20 pieces with a both in-house calibre and Art-Series hand-engraved dial. For this unique limited edition, the dragon plays with the small second hand at 1:30 and it is possible to imagine some energy flow between the two elements. The dragon has been designed internally and hand-engraved to produce a special master stamp, which is then reproduced on each dial.

This is not the first time that Speake-Marin has engraved dragons on its dials. Dragons were introduced to the Speake-Marin collections from 2006. The One & Two Dragon watch houses the in-house Calibre SMA03 featuring a small seconds counter at 1:30.

Technical details

Model: One & Two Dragon

Movement
Calibre SMA03, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Power reserve: 52 hours

Indications
Hours Minutes and Seconds indications
Small seconds at 1:30

Dial
Dragon brilliant gold-coated engraving, mat grey background
Heart-shaped blued steel hands

Case
New generation Piccadilly case in titanium (grade 5)
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 38 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Strap
Dark brown alligator – Folding buckle in titanium (grade 5)

Limited edition
20 watches

Reference
413806300

Price
16,200 CHF tax included

Speake-Marin One&Two Academic

After the success of the One & Two Openworked last year, Speake-Marin launches in 2018 the new generation of One & Two with closed dial: Academic, SMA03 Calibre.

Since 2014, Speake-Marin has initiated a movement strategy to fully develop and assemble inhouse movements within its atelier in Neuchatel area, Switzerland. This new strategy gave birth to the “SMA” collection, which includes Openworked, closed dials and Haute Horlogerie movements.

Speake-Marin has focused in a first time its efforts on Haute Horlogerie 3 Hz movements (Minute Repeater and Double Tourbillon). In a second time, Speake-Marin has developed Hour Minutes Seconds 4Hz movements, which were featured in the new One&Two design as an Openworked movement named SMA01. This movement has the particularity to have the small seconds counter at 1:30. The new Calibre SMA03 is part of the SMA movement family and introduces the first closed dial with small seconds at 1:30.

The small seconds at 1:30 meets the Speake-Marin objective to twist the watchmaking codes: Speake-Marin is indeed the only watchmaker who positions the small seconds there. It is actually a real constraint in terms of movement development since the small seconds at 1:30 has to go through the time setting module.

With the Academic dial, Speake-Marin explores the multi layer levels that plunge us into the Speake-Marin blue depth. The perspective is given thanks to an optic effect: the finish is polished in the middle while matt in the background. The small seconds counter is like suspended in the air and demonstrates the watch chronometry. Finally, the logotype at 7 o’clock echoes the small seconds counter and gives some symmetry and balance to the dial.

Four Roman numerals, a clear silver minute index and heart-shaped hands (gold coated or rhodium plated) sign these Speake-Marin new creations.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre SMA03, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
COSC Certified
Power reserve: 52 hours

Indications
Hour Minutes and Seconds indications
Small seconds at 1:30

One&Two ACADEMIC Titanium
Case: New generation Piccadilly case in titanium (Grade 5); Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating; Diameter: 38 or 42 mm; water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Two levels blue dial: polished finish in the middle and mat finish in the background. Heart-shaped rhodium plated hands.
Strap: Dark blue alligator – Folding buckle in titanium
Limited Edition: 20 watches of each
Reference: 38mm: 413807010 | 42mm: 414207010
Price: 38mm: CHF 11,500 tax included | 42mm: CHF 12,000 tax included

One&Two ACADEMIC Red Gold
Case: New generation Piccadilly case in 18K red gold; Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating; Diameter: 38 or 42 mm; water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Two levels blue dial: polished finish in the middle and mat finish in the background. Heart-shaped gold coated hands
Strap: Dark blue alligator; Pin buckle in 18K red gold
Limited edition: 10 watches of each
Reference: 38mm: 423807010 | 42mm: 424207010
Price: 38mm: CHF 25,300 tax included | 42mm: CHF 27,500 tax included

Speake-Marin One & Two Openworked

At SIHH 2018 haute-horlogerie exhibition, Speake-Marin has presented an updated edition of their “One & Two” Open-worked watch launched last year. The new version features an uplifted Piccadilly case and Speake-Marin in-house movement.

Since 2014, Speake-Marin initiated a movement strategy to fully develop and assemble in-house movements within its atelier in Neuchatel area, Switzerland. This new strategy gave birth to the “SMA” collection, which includes Openworked, closed dials and Haute Horlogerie movements. The first movement featured in the new “One & Two” design was an Openworked calibre named SMA01, which has the particularity to have the small seconds counter at 1:30.

The “One & Two” Openworked model features this SMA01 Calibre, which remained slim and performant by integrating the micro automatic mass flush with the bridges. This new version has been reworked to be really uncluttered, especially the small second dial which is integrated within the movement without any ring thanks to a very sophisticated module. Each movement carries a COSC certificate assuring its precision and reliability, accentuating the technical magnificence of this stunning calibre which is entirely assembled and adjusted by hand.

The new watch 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 softening 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 whilst maintaining the iconoclastic feel of Speake Marin. In addition, the glass traditionally set into the bezel now has altered to a box form, reducing the overall thickness of the case and accentuating the technical aspect of the watch.

Speake-Marin Creation Studio wanted to keep a refined design for the dial and chose to dress it with a small seconds indication at 1:30. This is a small but unique touch to have a small seconds hand in this position, which adds a greater balance to the design versus the barrel and rotor.

Technical details

Model: One & Two Openworked

Movement
Calibre SMA01, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
COSC Certified
Power reserve: 52 hours

Indications
Hour Minutes and Seconds indications
Small seconds at 1:30

Case
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating.
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Titanium Versions
New generation Piccadilly case in titanium (Grade 5)
Dial: Openworked dial with sun bursts finish; Heart-shaped white Beluga steel hands
Strap: Black alligator – Folding buckle in titanium
Limited edition: 20 watches of each diameter
Reference: 38mm: 413807150 | 42mm: 414207150
Price: 38mm: CHF 16,200 tax included | 42mm: CHF 16,700 tax included

Red Gold Versions
Case: New generation Piccadilly case in 18K red gold
Dial: Openworked dial with sun bursts finish. Heart-shaped gold coated plated hands
Strap: Dark brown alligator; Pin buckle in 18K red gold
Limited edition: 10 watches of each diameter
Reference: 38mm: 423807150 | 42mm: 424207150
Price: 38mm: CHF 29,600 tax included | 42mm: CHF 31,800 tax included

Speake-Marin Vertical Double Tourbillon Openworked

Housing a manufacture movement fully developed in Neuchatel area, Switzerland, the Vertical Double Tourbillon Open-worked embodies perfectly the Speake-Marin brand’s expertise in high end watch making.

Measuring 46mm diameter, the Piccadilly styled case in red gold accommodates a manual wound Vertical Double Tourbillon movement and a floating dial with its day/night and power reserve indicators.

The opening of the dial required to re-design the full movement so as the two bridges could hold the Tourbillons from the plate. These two tourbillons benefit from a rate equaliser, Speake-Marin patented. This equaliser links the two wheels by a spiral, which compensates speed from one tourbillon to another so as to insure a perfect chronometry.

Regarding decorations and finishing, major highlights visible from the front are Matt black finished Tourbillon bridges, matt black floating dial with gold-coated Arab numbers and the signature heart-shaped golden hand.

Technical details
Model: Vertical Double Tourbillon Openworked

Movement
Calibre SMAHH-06, manual wound Vertical Double Tourbillon
Patented rate equalizer between the two tourbillons
Power Reserve: 70 hours

Indications
Off set hours and minutes
Power reserve and Day/Night indicators

Case
Piccadilly case, bezel and case back in 18K red gold
Diameter: 46 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Open-worked dial with two floating tourbillons.
Arab numerals golden coated indexes.
Hands: Heart-shaped golden steel hands

Strap
Alligator and pin buckle in 18K red gold

Rarity
Limited edition of 3 pieces

Price
CHF 285,500 without tax

 

Speake-Marin Crazy Skulls

Housing a high end horology movement that combines a 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon coupled with a Minute Repeater Carillon and a double dial animation, the Crazy Skulls wristwatch embodies both Speake-Marin design DNA and fine watch making expertise.

Hand-engraved skulls hide a 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon and let a heart shape appear when they are closed. The Flying Tourbillon symbolizes also the heartbeat, since a Flying Tourbillon really gives the illusion that the watch is alive.

In addition, the movement hides a Minute Repeater Carillon. When the slider on the left hand side is activated, the Minute Repeater Carillon starts to ring and launches the double dial animation: XII index disintegration and the two skulls opening that reveal the watch’s heart: the Flying Tourbillon.

From a technique approach, that’s interesting to note that here is a double safety module, which enables the time setting while the watch rings thanks to the Carillon, and vice-versa. In addition, a regulator wheel regulates the Carillon speed. This wheel is almost silent not to disturb the Carillon sound. The energy comes from a specific barrel dedicated to the Carillon and the double dial animation not to disturb the watch chronometry.

Besides, the hammers have been welded to a block which creates a sound box with the case to get a nice Carillon sound.

The Minute Repeater Carillon features three hammers:
– One hammer for the hours
– The three hammers all together for the quarters
– One hammer for the minutes

Once the time is given by the 3 hammers, the two skulls are reunited and the XII Roman numeral comes back to its initial position.

On this piece, the finishing and decoration are very refined: all the surfaces are reworked, corrected and decorated. So, the Tourbillon at 6 o’clock features a hand-finished 60-second cage that can be fully appreciated through the display back when the tourbillon is over.

The lower tourbillon cage is supported by a striking paddle-shaped bridge offering clear visual access to the surrounding gears below. The bridges and main plate are circular-grained with polished screw heads and polished countersinks.

Further, the rear side of the movement visible through the sapphire crystal case back is decorated with vertical Geneva stripes for a contemporary overlook. The Crazy Skulls watch comes with a retail price of CHF 387,800.

Technical details
Model: Crazy Skulls

Movement
Calibre SMAHH-02, 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon Carillon
Power reserve: 72 hours

Indications
Central hours and minutes
Double dial animation: XII figure disintegration and skulls opening

Case
Piccadilly case, bezel and case back in 18K red gold
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Skeletonized dial with two hand-engraved skulls in aluminium
Big index at 12
Heart-shaped golden steel hands

Strap
Alligator and pin buckle in 18K red gold

Limited edition
Unique piece

Price
CHF 387,800 without tax

 

Speake-Marin London Chronograph New Edition

Speake-Marin has created a new limited edition of its London Chronograph, which is equipped with the legendary Valjoux 92 Calibre, a popular mechanical hand-wound chronograph movement made during 1950s and 60s. The Valjoux 92 was then a popular chronograph movement, used by some of the largest luxury watch brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tag Heuer.

Equipped with this well preserved movement, the new edition of London Chronograph is available in a limited series of 15 pieces.

The London Chronograph is housed in a 42mm titanium case with a three dimensional white dial. This is the first time for a Speake-Marin dial to have indexes replaced by letters, spelling “S-P-E-A-K-E”. The dial is in 3 dimensions with 2 floating counters: the red counter measures the chronograph minutes while the white counter on the left-hand side is for the small seconds.

The red colour of the chronograph function is a tribute to sport racing counters, while the blue colour is used for the Hours Minutes Seconds function. At the centre of the dial, the central rotor is shaped like the Speake-Marin symbol and rotates with the hours. This central rotor is engraved with “London” and “Chronograph”, two words that appear at 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock respectively.

Technical details
Model: London Chronograph
Reference: 114208030

Movement
Calibre Valjoux 92, Chronograph, mechanical hand-wound movement
Power Reserve: 40 hours

Indications
Minutes and seconds indications.45 minute red counter at 3 o’clock
Constant seconds hand at 9 o’clock.
Central red chronograph seconds hand.

Case
Iconic Piccadilly case in titanium (Grade 5)
Two pushing buttons for the chronograph
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating.
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
White three dimensional dial. Heart-shaped blued steel hands

Strap
Rubber or calf leather
Pin buckle in titanium

Limited Edition
15 watches

Price
CHF 17 200 tax included

SPEAKE-MARIN WATCHES

Established in 2002 by Peter Speake-Marin, one of the most talented master watch makers in contemporary era, the Speake-Marin brand creates high end mechanical watches.

About Peter Speake-Marin, Founder of the Brand
A native Englishman, Peter Speake-Marin originally had the intention of making jewelry, but found himself seduced by the art and mechanics of watch making. He began his horological journey at London’s Hackney Technical College (1985) and then continued his education at WOSTEP, the prestigious Swiss watch making school.

Returning to England, Peter worked for a number of different companies around the UK before accepting an offer to head the prestigious antique watch section at Somlo Antiques. At their store in the Piccadilly Arcade, he had the privilege to restore timepieces by great masters and houses, including Dent, Frodsham, Nielson, Breguet and Patek Philippe. Working on these horological treasures taught him how past masters worked, it fueled his desire to raise his skills and knowledge even further.

Peter moved back to Switzerland in 1996 where he was recruited by the illustrious manufacture Renaud & Papi (now Audemars Piguet Renaud &Papi) to develop high complications. During this time, he began acquiring his own machinery and constructed by hand a tourbillon pocket watch with two power trains. This timepiece became the Foundation Watch for his own independent atelier, established in 2000 in the picturesque village of Rolle, between Geneva and Lausanne.

The Speake-Marin Watch Brand
Since its establishment, the brand presents its creations which are a combination of know-how and excellence of Swiss watchmaking. Furthermore the Swiss brand possesses something unique: an English touch.

In its atelier located in la Chaux-de-Fond, Switzerland, the watchmakers of Speake-Marin build the movements and assemble the watches in a rigorous watchmaking tradition where know-how and excellence are the key words. Timekeepers with a timeless elegance realized in very limited editions.

These exclusive watches are unique from the design of the dials to the complexity of the movement. Swiss in the realisation till the end of their hands, but British in the spirit: These timekeepers are discreet with a subtle touch of humour which appears through a hint of eccentricity: a movement that plays with time, an animation which catches your attention, a touch of colour which thwarts the conventional codes. By the expression of this impertinence, the Swiss brand pays tribute in the British origins of his founder: Peter Speake-Marin.

The first watch realized by Speake-Marin is a pocket watch with a tourbillon, the “Foundation Watch”. This watch is particularly important in the history of the brand because it carries all the important codes that we find even today through the existing collections as the Piccadilly case whose design is inspired by the first chronometers, but also through the crown and the heat-blued steel hands which make unique Speake-Marin Watches.

Nowadays, timekeepers of Speake-Marin are presented in four collections. The Spirit collection for the sport watches. The collection J-Class gathers classic timekeepers, companions of the everyday life. The ladies watches, elegant by day and by night, come to light though the Shenandoah and finally the exceptional pieces in the Cabinet des Mystères. These last pieces carry in them stories and breathtaking mechanisms. Pieces, often unique, which tell know-how and especially creativity that makes the uniqueness of SpeakeMarin.

In 2015, Pierce Brosnan became the Swiss watch brand’s ambassador, with a commitment for the next three years. In 2017, Peter Speake-Marin left the brand and created Naked Watchmaker, an online encyclopedia dedicated to the art of horology.

In 2018, For the 4th consecutive year, Speake-Marin signed an agreement with Mr Pierce Brosnan as the international Brand Ambassador.

Speake-Marin Watch Collections (2002-2017)
The elegant and classical design of the Foundation Watch was inspired by early marine chronometers, while the tourbillon cage motif inspired by a watchmakers topping tool. The detailed hand engravings fluted crown, unique hands are all features still found today in the Speake-Marin collections, and particularly in the J-Class Collection. Speake-Marin timepieces are today grouped into three collections. The sports watches of the Spirit Collection take their inspiration from the vintage military and aviation world.

  • J-Class Collection: The more traditional J-Class Collection is often influenced by the world’s oldest nautical race: the America’s Cup. Speake-Marin has drawn inspiration from the world of sailing and has dedicated its models to the sport by naming each of its new models after a famous yacht. Lastly there is the Cabinet des Mystères, which includes the brand’s exceptional and esoteric models such as the mechanical art series and the miniature art pieces.
  • Classic Collection: The Classic Collection features timepieces indicating hours, minutes and seconds with signature flame-blued Speake- Marin hands. The hand-finished mechanical movement is automatic winding. A choice of dials, case materials and case sizes (38mm and 42mm) ensures the perfect watch for every taste.
  • Sea & Stone Collection: Sea & Stone is a limited edition collection featuring dials crafted from natural stones and/or shells. A maximum of six examples of each dial are available in 38mm or 42mm cases. Flame-blued hands, automatic winding, mechanical movement.
  • Serpent Calendar: Timepieces with the serpent hand indicating the date. Available with either 38mm or 42mm gold case. Automatic winding, mechanical movement.
  • Shimoda: A single flame-blued hand pivoting around a central diamond indicates the time on this elegant white enamel dial. Available in a 38mm white gold or red gold case. Automatic winding, mechanical movement.
  • The ‘Quantième Perpétuel’ or Perpetual calendar: The complication keeps track of the number of days in each month and adjusts for leap years. Sub-dials indicate day, date, month and moon phase. Available in a 38mm or 42mm case, silvered-gold or champagne-gold dial, with full or semi-skeleton dial options. Automatic winding, mechanical movement.
  • The Vintage Tourbillon Mark II: The Vintage Tourbillon Mark II is available limited edition of just 25 pieces. On the dial side, the mirror-polished tourbillon bridge with its central diamond is beautifully juxtaposed against circular finishing on the dial. Turning the watch over reveals intricately hand-engraved bridges and double retrograde hands indicating the 110-hour power reserve. Manual winding, mechanical movement.
  • OneIn20: The OneIn20 by Speake-Marin is a limited edition of 20 pre-series of watches featuring the SM2 automatic in-house calibrate OneIn20 collection includes simple time-only watches, unique art pieces and perpetual calendars.
  • Marin 1: The Marin 1 is the first timepiece (after the limited edition 1 in 20 pre-series) from Speake-Marin to feature the new in-house calibre SM2 automatic movement. Time on the Marin 1 is indicated by distinctive blued-steel hands. The polished 5 Eli titanium case is available in 38mm or 42mm.
  • Unique Pieces: Speake-Marin also offers a bespoke service to those discerning individuals who wish to commission their own unique timepiece.
  • Collaborations: Many prestigious watchmaking firms have frequently sought Peter for his talent and innovative ideas. Collaborations include: 2006 Harry Winston’s stunning Excenter Tourbillon; 2008 MB&F’s Horological Machine No.1; 2008 one of the three Masters developing Chapter One for Maîtres du Temps and Chapter Two in 2009.

Official website: http://www.speake-marin.com

Speake-Marin Resilience “Love Life” Only Watch 2017 Unique Piece

Luxury Swiss watch brand Speake-Marin announces their participation for the second time in the seventh edition of Only Watch charity auction by donating a one-of-a-kind model: the Resilience ‘Love Life’. This unique piece was realised in collaboration with the ambassador of the Swiss Brand, Mr. Pierce Brosnan.

Speake-Marin has decided to contribute with a Resilience timepiece from the J-Class collection, vividly reflecting the brand DNA. Easily recognisable with its clean, crisp lines and characteristic design elements, this 38 mm timepiece in red gold has the inscription “Love Life” on its dial, written by Pierce Brosnan himself. These two words, which summarize the fight of Only Watch, find also their place in the signature of all the e-mails of the actor, showing his love of life and his will to keep hope in every situation.

The actor has also signed the back of the watch, reinforcing the unique nature of this watch. The inscription “Only Watch 2017” has been added to dedicate this unique piece to the association which deserve all the support possible in its fight against the Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre Vaucher 3002, self-winding movement
Jewels: 28.
Frequency: 28,800vph / 4Hz
Power reserve: ~ 50 hours

Indications
Central hours, minutes and seconds

Case
Piccadilly case in 18K red gold
Front and back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating with the engraved signature of Pierce Brosnan
The inscription “Only Watch 2017” engraved on the caseback.
Diameter: 38 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
White Dial with Roman numerals. “Love Life” written by hand by Pierce Brosnan
Hands: Speake-Marin style hands red gold coloured

Strap
Alligator. Pin buckle in 18K red gold

Speake-Marin Shenandoah Blue Stars

Two years ago, Speake-Marin launched their first ladies collection: the Shenandoah. In 2017, the Swiss brand updates this ultra-feminine watch collection with a new model, the Blue Stars.

For this sparkling timepiece, Speake-Marin created an azurite dial to reproduce the frame of a starry sky with a diamond-set shooting star.  Entirely designed and developed by Speake-Marin’s team of in-house designers, the Blue Stars has been created and produced with a well-defined character in order to stand out from other models, but keeping certain strong design codes from that Speake-Marin DNA such as the hands. Feminine down to the smallest detail, it lends a touch of softness to Speake-Marin masculine world.

Technical details
Model: SH38SW30-D
Movement: Quartz Eta E01-001
Indications: Hours and minutes
Case: 18k white gold oval case. Sapphire crystal. 18k white gold bezel set with 122 brillant-cut diamonfs (1.70cts)
Dimensions: 38 mm x 31 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 mètres)
Dial: Dial made in azurite, set with 24 diamonds and 18k red gold star.
Hands: Red gold guilded hands
Straps: Satin, alligator or colored snake. Pin buckle in 18K white gold

Speake-Marin J-Class One & Two

This year, J-Class Collection, the most classical collection of Speake-Marin welcomes a brand new watch equipped with a new in-house movement, the SMA01. Declined in 18k red gold and in titanium, this new watch is also available in two sizes: 38mm and 42mm.

Speake-Marin chooses to fully skeletonise the grey dial to reveal the majority of the new movement developed by Speake-Marin: the SMA01. This movement required many months of time to be developed, designed and realised by the Speake-Marin team.

The movement was kept slim by integrating the micro automatic mass flush with the bridges. Each movement carries a COSC certificate assuring its precision and reliability, accentuating the technical magnificence of this stunning calibre which is entirely assembled and adjusted by hand.

The new design of iconic Piccadilly case is more technical than the original allowing the straps to be closer integrated in the case. Moving the crown into the case further plus softening its aesthetics whilst maintaining its original DNA.

The bezel and case back slightly overlap the central case section altering the overall ‘look’ of the watch whilst maintaining the iconoclastic feel of Speake-Marin. In addition, the glass traditionally set in to the bezel now has altered to a box form, reducing the overall thickness of the case and accentuating the technical aspect of the watch.

For this dial, no numerals. The Swiss brand wanted to keep a refined design and choose to dress it with a small seconds indication at 1.30. This is a small touch but unique to have a small seconds hand at this position, this adds a greater equilibrium to the graphic aspect of the dial when coupled with the aesthetics of the barrel and rotor.

A change from the other watches of the J-Class Collection, certainly, but respecting all the codes of Speake-Marin with its pure and clear design of the dial in the new Piccadilly case and the Speake-Marin style hands or the characteristic pleated crown.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre SMA01, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Indications: Hour, minutes and small seconds
Power reserve: ~ 52 hours

Case
Piccadilly case in 18K red gold or titanium (grade 5)
Front and back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Open dial
Small seconds indication at 1.30
Hands: Speake-Marin style hands red gold coloured

Speake-Marin Blue & Brown Spirit Wing Commander

This year, Speake-Marin welcomes two new Wing Commander models to its Spirit collection. Boasting an elegant white dial with blue or brown details depend on the version, these timepieces come dressed in the iconic Piccadilly case in titanium. These two watches are offered in a limited edition of 28 pieces.

For these models, as for the rest of Wing Commander Collection, Speake-Marin was inspired by the British military and pilots watches of 60 years ago to make a very pure vintage design with, for the first time, a white dial in the Wing Commander collection. To obtain a greater legibility, the white dial is only dressed by 2 Roman numerals, the indexes and a colored seconds disk. The last detail is the blue DLC coating on the case sides. These touches of refinement make it a distinctive symbol of the Spirit collection. The blue and the brown were chosen for their direct link with the identity of the brand which was refined this year.

A collection whose passionate motto of Peter Speake-Marin “Fight, Love & Persevere” is engraved on the case back of each watch.

Technical details
Movement

Calibre Timeless 1024, mechanical self-winding movement
Power reserve: 48 hours

Indications
Central hours and minutes, Seconds disk inspired by “Topping Tool”,
Big date at 12 o’clock

Case
Iconic Piccadilly case in titanium
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Blue DLC coated case sides
Case-back engraved motto “Fight, Love and Persevere”
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
White dial
Blue or Brown minute markers
White Super-LumiNova® Speake-Marin style central hour and minute hands

Strap
Rubber or calf leather
Buckle: Pin buckle in titanium

Edition
Limited edition of 28 watches per version

Speake-Marin New Blue Seafire

After the success of the original Blue Seafire launched during Baselworld 2016, Speake-Marin created a new blue edition for its first participation to the SIHH. This model is a limited edition of 28 pieces.

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, last year Speake-Marin adds two new dials, one blue et and one white and this year, Speake-Marin launched a New Blue Seafire.

The dial of this Seafire has a sleeker design and plays with the two mains colors, the blue and the red. Indeed, all the indexes and numerals are blue while we can find some touch of red on the hands and on the pushers of the chronograph. The last detail is the blue DLC coating on the case sides. These touches of refinement make it a distinctive symbol of the Spirit collection.

To obtain a greater legibility of the dials, Arabic numbers were chosen for the minutes counter and Roman numerals for the hours counter. Roman numerals are rare on the chronographs dials and this touch of refinement adds another distinctive symbol of the Spirit collection. For these models, as for the rest of Seafire collection, Speake-Marin was inspired by the British military and pilots watches of 60 years ago to make the vintage designs of the chronograph.

The motto of Speake-Marin “Fight, Love & Persevere” is engraved on the case back of each watch. The New Blue Seafire is a limited collection of 28 pieces.

Technical details
Model: New Blue Seafire

Movement
Calibre Valjoux 7750, mechanical self-winding movement
Power reserve: 48 hours

Indications
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

Case
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)
Blue DLC coated case sides

Dial
White dial
Blue minute markers
White Super-LumiNova®
Speake-Marin style central hour and minute hands
Red Super-LumiNova® hands on the counter
Lacquered blue seconds disk “Topping Tool” inspiration

Strap
Rubber or calf leather
Buckle: Pin buckle in titanium

Edition
Limited edition of 28 watches

Speake-Marin Black Velsheda Gothic

After the success of their two first Velsheda Gothic editions, Speake-Marin proposes a third version of this iconic model with, for the first time of its history in the Velsheda Collection, a black dial in enamel, in a limited edition of 16 pieces.

For this third edition of the Velsheda Gothic, Speake-Marin decided to put, for the first time in the J-Class collection, a black enamel dial above the heart of its watch. This noble material brings more radiance and elegance to the dial and is the perfect support for its Gothic decoration.

As with the first two versions, the dial of the Black Velsheda Gothic is dressed with Roman and Arabic numerals. But instead of having only the number 12 coloured, the 4, 8 and 12 indexes are red. A subtle detail in the design of the dial is the “5”, which has in miniature the word “enamel” painted, only possibly viewed with an eyeglass.

For the numerals, Speake-Marin chose a very specific typography: Almost Medieval in style with strong curves and points highly stylising this model. This design ethic defines and identifies Speake-Marin watches. It also brings the Velsheda back to the roots of the universe of Peter Speake-Marin.

The sumptuously sculpted hand of this single handed watch is neatly counter balanced by a pointer at one end and an arc at the other; coupled with the fine 5-minute graduations around the peripheral chapter ring. For ease of reading the time, the point of the hand is red.

While the single hand extends across the diameter of the dial, its central hub is in the form of the Speake-Marin topping tool logo, as is the central seconds wheel sitting above it. The rotation of the seconds wheel on top of the slower moving hub of the hand creates ever-changing, eye-catching patterns, drawing the eye to the centre of Velsheda’s dial.

Finally, the Velsheda’s Vaucher calibre is an automatic winding movement. The movement dominates the view through the display-back and provides a technical backdrop for the beautifully finished rotor. Like the central hub of the hand and the seconds wheel, the rotor is in the shape of the Speake-Marin topping tool logo, a motif permeating the whole timepiece.

The Black Velsheda Gothic is a limited edition of 16 pieces.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre Vaucher 3002, self-winding movement
Power reserve: ~ 50 hours

Indications
Central hours, 5 minutes segments and seconds wheel

Case
Piccadilly case in titanium (grade 5)
Front and back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Black enamel featuring tapered Roman and Arabic numerals
Red marker at 4, 8 & 12
Chapter ring divided into graduations of 5 minutes
Hands: Single central polished steel hand, central polished steel ‘topping tool’ seconds wheel. Point of the hand in red

Strap
Alligator
Pin buckle in titanium

Edition
Limited edition of 16 watches

Speake-Marin Crazy Skulls

For the first time, Speake-Marin combines on a single watch a minute repeater carillon, a tourbillon and an animation of the dial which bring a touch of creativity and eccentricity to these two beautiful and unique pieces.

To remind us that life if precious and every minute counts, nearly ten years ago Speake-Marin decided to place a skull on the dial of the Cabinet des Mystères Collection. This year to continue the tradition the Swiss brand launches two extraordinary watches to celebrate its first participation to the SIHH.

Crazy Skulls tells the story of two souls linked through the death by a heart, visible in-between the two skulls. In this heart beat a tourbillon, a new 60-second tourbillon. Calibre launched by Speake-Marin this year. This dial hides also a minute repeater. When the slider is activated, the minute repeater carillon begins to ring and a mechanism separates the two skulls to reveal the heart of the watch, the tourbillon. But true love doesn’t bear separation and the world falls apart! Precisely, the numerals of the 12 fall apart on our dial and transcribe the despair of the two lovers. Then as the time is sounded by the hammers striking the 3 gongs the heart is reunited and the roman numerals are reconstructed to their former glory.

It is no coincidence if Skulls appeared many years ago in the Speake-Marin Collection. From the beginning, Speake-Marin was fascinated with the subject and developed an affinity with the philosophy Memento mori.

Crazy skulls intricately etched double skull, grey or black, in aluminium on a squeletonised dial. The Tourbillon at 6 o’clock features a hand-finished 60-second cage. Turning the tourbillon over, the movement featuring hand-finishing can be fully appreciated through the display back.

The lower tourbillon cage is supported by a striking paddle-shaped bridge offering clear visual access to the surrounding gears below. The bridges and main plate are circular-grained with polished screw heads and polished countersinks.

The two Crazy Skulls are two unique pieces.

Technical details
Crazy Skulls

Movement
Calibre SMC01, 60 seconds tourbillon, manual winding movement, minute repeater carillon
Indications: Central hours and minutes
Power reserve: 72 hours

Case
Piccadilly shoulders and central in titanium (Grade 5)
Bezel and case back in platinum
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Skeletonised dial with two skulls in aluminium
Roman numerals at 12
Minute repeater with animation of the dial
Hands: Speake-Marin style hands in heat-blued steel

Strap
Alligator
Pin buckle in 18K red gold

Limited Edition
Two unique pieces

Speake-Marin New Brown Serpent Calendar

This year, Speake-Marin unveils the new Brown Serpent Calendar featuring a curved gold guilded-steel date hand and multi-layered, satin-finished dial with enlarged calendar chapter ring. The new Brown Serpent Calendar is a limited edition of 28 pieces.

Several years ago, Speake-Marin revisited one of their most successful and iconic models, the Serpent Calendar, and redesign it from the ground up. While retaining the distinctive identity of the original Serpent, Speake-Marin worked on the design of the dial, of the case and of the hands. This year, the Swiss brand continues to work on the design of this watch by adding to its dial a brown snailing hours chapter ring and oversized calendar indication.

All the major elements of the Speake-Marin universe are present: the multi-layered, bright white dial finds its place in a Piccadilly case, 42mm, in titanium. The Serpent Calendar indicates central hours and minutes with Speake-Marin style blued hands and the date with a bright golden sculptured Speake-Marin calendar hand. On this watch, Speake-Marin brought a touch of originality on its dial by off-setting the ring of the date at 1.30.

Finally, as with the other models of this collection, the new Brown Serpent calendar is equipped with a Vaucher 3002 automatic movement and signs the bottom of its dials of “Swiss made” to remind its Swiss origins, whilst retaining the English name and design of its creator.

The new Brown Serpent Calendar is a limited edition of 28 watches.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre Vaucher 3002, hand-assembled mechanical self-winding movement
Jewels: 28
Frequency: 28,800vph / 4Hz
Indications: Central hour, minutes, seconds and date
Power reserve: ~ 50 hours

Case
Piccadilly case Front and back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 42mm in titanium
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Multi-layered, white-lacquered dial with a brown snailing date circle
Off-set date
Hands: Hours, minutes and seconds Speake-Marin style blued Serpent Calendar hands. Speake-Marin style golden hand

Strap
Alligator strap
Pin buckle in titanium

Edition
Limited edition of 28 watches

Speake-Marin New Velsheda Gothic

After the success of the Velsheda Gothic launched during Baselworld this year, Speake-Marin proposes a second version of this iconic model with its gothic inspiration in a limited edition of 8 pieces.

For this second edition of the Velsheda Gothic, the dial is still dressed with Roman and Arabic numeral. But instead of having only the number 12 coloured, the 4, 8 and 12 indexes are red. The red numbers are classical connotations and associations with early pocket and the wrist watches made in England where on some classic designs the dials were in black with the exception of the “12”.

For the numerals, Speake-Marin chose a very specific typography. Almost Medieval in style with strong curves and points highly stylising this new model. This design ethic defines and identifies Speake-Marin watches. It also brings the Velsheda back to the roots of the universe of Peter Speake-Marin. A subtle detail in the design of the dial is the “5”, which has in miniature the word “enamel” printed, only possibly viewed with an eyeglass.

The dial of this Velsheda is in enamel. A noble material which will withstand the test of time and bring us back to the inspirations of Peter Speake-Marin’s designs linking to his early days in restoration of antique watches in London.

Remembering that the Velsheda in a single handed watch. The sumptuously sculpted hand is neatly counter balanced by a pointer at one end and an arc at the other; coupled with the fine 5-minute graduations around the peripheral chapter ring. For ease of reading the time, the point of the hand is red.

While the single hand extends across the diameter of the dial, its central hub is in the form of the Speake-Marin topping tool logo, as is the central seconds wheel sitting above it. The rotation of the seconds wheel on top of the slower moving hub of the hand creates ever changing, eye-catching patterns, drawing the eye to the centre of Velsheda’s dial.

Finally, the Velsheda’s Vaucher calibre is an automatic winding movement. The movement dominates the view through the display-back and provides a technical backdrop for the beautifully finished rotor. Like the central hub of the hand and the seconds wheel, the rotor is in the shape of the Speake-Marin topping tool logo, a motif permeating the whole timepiece.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre Vaucher 3002, self-winding movement
Dimensions: 30.40mm x 4.35mm.
Jewels: 28.
Frequency: 28,800vph / 4Hz
Power reserve: ~ 50 hours

Indications
Central hours, 5 minutes segments and seconds wheel

Case
Piccadilly case in titanium (grade 5)
Front and back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Enamel featuring tapered Roman and Arabic numerals
Red marker at 4, 8 & 12
Chapter ring divided into graduations of 5 minutes

Hands
Single central blued hand, central blued ‘topping tool’ seconds wheel
Point of the hand in red

Strap
Alligator
Pin buckle in titanium

Speake-Marin Skull Face to Face Tourbillon

It is no coincidence if Skulls appeared many years ago in the Speake-Marin Collection. From an early age Peter Speake-Marin was fascinated with the subject and developed an affinity with the philosophy Memento mori. To remind that life if precious and every minute counts, nearly ten years ago Peter Speake Marin decided to place skulls on the dial of the Cabinet des Mystères collection. The collection holds a special place in the Speake-Marin watchmaking world.

Face to Face’s intricate double gold skull engraving has been etched onto the dial using a chemical etching technique. The two skulls are face to face to illustrate a reflection in time. The bezel is also set with 36 baguette diamonds (2.16 carat).

The Magister Tourbillon at 6 o’clock features a hand-finished 60-second tourbillon. Turning the tourbillon over, the movement featuring hand-finishing can be fully appreciated through the display back. Offset on the main bridge is the noble platinum micro-rotor, its strong and sober aesthetic counterbalanced by the intricate complexity of the tourbillon.

The lower tourbillon cage is supported by a striking paddle-shaped bridge offering clear visual access to the surrounding gears below. The rhodium-finished German silver bridges and main plate are circular-grained with polished screw heads and polished countersinks. Technical details are engraved and gilded on the bridges either side of the platinum rotor.

The Skull Face to Face Tourbillon is a limited edition of 8 pieces.

Technical details
Model: Face to face Tourbillon

Movement
Calibre SM3, 60 seconds tourbillon, self-winding movement with platinum micro rotor
Power reserve: ~ 72 hours

Indications
Central hours and minutes

Case
Piccadilly case in 18K red gold
Front and back sapphire crystals treated with antireflective coating
Bezel set with 36 baguette diamonds (2.16 cts)
Diamond set crown, round cut diamond (0.2cts)
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Dial made in 18K gold
Finished in 2 tones, set with 8 diamonds
Chemically etched skull
Hands: Central Speake-Marin signature “Foundation” style hands in heat-blued steel

Strap
Alligator Strap, Pin buckle in 18K red gold

Speake-Marin London Chronograph

This spring, luxury watch brand Speake-Marin unveils a special edition dedicated to the early years of its founder. This special edition will only be available in the Fine Watch Room at Harrods, in London during summer where it will be officially launched. The London Chronograph is a tribute for Peter Speake-Marin to his first steps as watchmaker when he restored antique watches in the Piccadilly arcade in London.

After qualifying as a horologist at London’s Hackney College, Peter went to Switzerland to deepen his knowledge of watch making at the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program (WOSTEP) in Neuchâtel. Following his first three commercial watchmaking positions which were short lived, due to his hunger to grow as a watchmaker, he met Georges Somlo in 1990 and stayed in the arcade restoring early pocket and wrist watches during 6 years.

The London Chronograph is a special edition in many ways, by its number of pieces being made, but also by its heart. It is powered by a Valjoux 92 made during the 1950’s and 60’s. As with many mechanical calibres the quartz revolution in the late 60’s cut short the life of such calibres.

The movements used for the London Chronograph were purchased by a collector of vintage movements and stocked in a safe for many years, waiting to be part of this special edition, dedicated to the roots of Speake-Marin.

Today these calibres are rare, it was chosen by Peter for this project, because it is the same type of movement that he restored during his time in London during the 1990’s.

The Valjoux 92 was a popular chronograph movement from the 1950’s. Succeeding the popular Valjoux 23 family (including the Valjoux 72), the Valjoux 92 was similarly sized at 13 ligne (29.5 mm) but used very different technology. It was an oscillating pinion design, distinct at a glance for having two rather than three chronograph engagement wheels visible at the back. Although both Valjoux movements are column wheel designs, the Valjoux 92 has seven pillars versus the nine of all other Valjoux movements. Historical Valjoux chronograph movement were used by companies ranging from Patek Philippe to Rolex and Tag Heuer, they were one of the largest and most successful of movement manufacturers.

The London Chronograph is housed in a 42mm titanium case with a three dimensional white dial. On the dial, the Arabic numbers alternate with Roman numerals to bring a vintage touch, first seen on the Gothic Velsheda limited edition. The red 12 has classical connotations and associations with early pocket and wrist watches made in England where on some classical designs the entire dial numbers were in black with the exception of the 12.

The centre seconds chronograph is married in colour to the 30 minute recorder hand located at3 o’clock on the dial. The two subsidiary dials for the 30 minute recorder and the seconds dial are both seen to float on the dial and below them is found the Speake-Marin topping tool logo wheel fitted to the hour wheel turning with the hour hand.

The Central Speake-Marin signature “Foundation” style hands in heat blued steel bring the final touch to this very special edition.

This special edition will only be available in the Fine Watch Room at Harrods, in London during summer as part as the Made with Love and Precision campaign. Made with Love and Precision is a celebration of the horological offering which has established Harrods as the ultimate destination for Fine Watches. Throughout July and August 2016, the luxury department store will hero twenty three of the world’s most important fine watch houses through a stunning exhibition of timepieces launching exclusively at Harrods, a dedicated Brompton Road window takeover and innovative retail theatre. This celebration will continue throughout the store, where extraordinary craftsmanship will be brought to the fore with highlights including exciting product exclusives and engaging retail activity.

Technical details
The London Chronograph Special Edition
Reference 11001

Movement
Valjoux 92, mechanical hand wound movement
Frequency: 18000 beats per hour
Jewelling: 17 jewels
Power Reserve ~ 40 hours

Indications
Central hours and minutes
30 minute counter at 3 o’clock
Constant seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Central chronograph seconds hand

Case
Iconic Piccadilly case in titanium with brushed ‘DLC’ sides
Front and back sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
White three dimensional dial
Black minute and second indications
Roman and Arabic numerals
Red “12” Roman numeral
Hands: Central Speake-Marin signature “Foundation” style hands in heat blued steel

Strap
Black Rubber
Buckle: Folding buckle in titanium