May 24, 2016
Speake-Marin is delighted to announce his first participation to the SIHH 2017 in the Carré des Horlogers.
May 24, 2016
A Swiss watch with a drop of the antique Caribbean rum? This was possible thanks to the partnership of Swiss watch manufacture Speake-Marin and Polish collectors’ club Wealth Solutions. We are really delighted to present you today this new creation of Speake-Marin.
The Rum watch is limited editions, developed in titanium and red gold.
May 9, 2016
This year, Speake-Marin launches a skull watch with a tourbillon. If skulls are part of the DNA of Speake-Marin for more than 10 years, it is the first time that the English watchmaker combines on the same dial, the skull theme with a tourbillon, mixing art and technicality.
April 11, 2016
This year at Baselworld folowing the new Velsheda Gothic released during January, Speake-Marin offers a second new version of this iconic model. The Velsheda Deco.
Influenced by the Gothic art with its strong curves and points, often seen in many Speake-Marin watches, the Velsheda Deco was realized in a more conservative execution with a 38mm case in steel and a dial made in enamel, a noble material which will withstand the test of time and echoes back to the early inspirations of Peter Speake-Marin’s designs linking to his days in restoration of antique watches in London’s Piccadilly.
January 27, 2016
This year, the J-Class Collection saw Speake-Marin revisit one of their most iconic watches, The Velsheda. The Swiss brand proposes a new creation with a design inspired by the Gothic Style.
Named after the iconic British “J Class” yacht built in the 1930s and still racing today, Velsheda offers a minimalist display of time using a single polished, blued steel hand. 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.
Regarding the Velsheda, Peter Speake-Marin says: The Velsheda is a genuinely unique watch, all the Velsheda’s set themselves apart from other watches in the Speake-Marin Collection not only due to the single hand but the central animation between the watches hand and seconds wheel, the addition of enamel and an accentuated Gothic dial complement the design in a perfect flamboyant fashion.
Often seen in many Speake-Marin watches is this design inspiration of Gothic influence. 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.
The dial is dressed with Roman and Arabic numerals. The red 12 has classical connotations and associations with early pocket and wrist watches made in England where on some classic designs all the dial was in black with the exception of the 12. A subtle detail in the design of the dial is the “5”, which has in miniature the world “enamel” painted, only possibly viewed with an eyeglass.
The dial of the 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.
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 they create an overall aesthetic echoing that of a compass. For ease of reading the time, the point of the hand is red.
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.
January 27, 2016
This year, Speake-Marin adds a new watch to the Resilience Collection by presenting the Resilience – Black Dial.
Launched in 2002, the Resilience are the most classical timekeepers of all Speake-Marin watches. To continue this collection, Speake-Marin proposes for the first time a new Resilience with a black dial in an 18K red gold Piccadilly case.
To dress this dial, Speake-Marin chooses to use Gothic Style red gold coloured Roman numeral and to add the Speake-Marin topping tool logo. This vintage touch and the strong contrast between the dial and the case make of this flamboyant watch one of the most dressed watch of the collection. By day or by night, this unique timepiece will bring elegance and sophistication to every wrist.
A variation of the original watch, certainly, but respecting all the codes of Speake-Marin with its dial’s pure and clear design in the iconic Piccadilly case, 3 central Speake-Marin signature “Foundation” style hands red gold coloured or the characteristic pleated crown.
Furthermore, as all other models of the J-class collection, Resilience 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 Resilience - Black Dial is a limited collection of 8 pieces.
December 2, 2015
Last Wednesday evening, Speake-Marin was delighted to present its collection in the Bijouterie Gregoire in old town Geneva.
November 9, 2015
Speake-Marin is proud to announce that the unique piece "Resilience One Art" has been sold at the price of 38'000.- CHF.
The entire proceeds raised from this sale will benefit the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help finance research into the neuromuscular disease known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
September 29, 2015
Speake-Marin had the immense pleasure to be present at Monaco for the first exhibition of the Only Watch association in which the Swiss brand contributes with a one-of-a-kind model: Resilience "One Art".
Speake-Martin is extremely proud to be joining the Only Watch adventure and taking part in the charity auction for the first time by donating a unique timepiece for the event, Resilience "One Art" 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 will be distinguished by a red gold seconds hand, a crown set with a sapphire and a unique personalised engraving adorning the Piccadilly case.
September 9, 2015