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January 27, 2016

Gothic Velsheda

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

Resilience Black Dial

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

Speake-Marin & Gregoire

Last Wednesday evening, Speake-Marin was delighted to present its collection in the Bijouterie Gregoire in old town Geneva.

November 9, 2015

Speake-Marin & Only Watch

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 in Monaco for the Only Watch association

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

Speake-Marin presents the Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon

July 9, 2015

New point of sale in the Switzerland: Gubelin

Speake-Marin is both proud and delighted to announce the opening of our new retail partner in Lucerne - Switzerland: Gubelin.

Gubelin
Schwanenplatz
6004 Lucerne

July 1, 2015

Speake-Marin supports the Only Watch association

Speake-Marin has the immense honour of announcing its participation in the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction to be held on November 7th in Geneva buy contributing a one-of-a-kind model: Resilience “One Art”.

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.

June 8, 2015

New point of sale in the US: Little Treasury Jewellers

At the beginning of May, Speake-Marin launched a new point of sale in the United States of America with Little Treasury Jewellers. Collections such as J-Class and the Spirit will be available in the boutique.

 

Little Treasury Jewelers
In the Village at Waugh Chapel
2506 New Market Lane Gambrills,
MD 20154 410-721-7100

June 5, 2015

Shenandoah, the first ladies collection of Speake-Marin

Amongst the ground breaking new models released this year at Baselworld Speake-Marin presented: the Shenandoah. This new creation holds particular importance for the Swiss brand, as it’s very first ladies model. Developed by Speake-Marin's in house design team, it has been designed and produced with an individualist character in order to stand out from other watches. Feminine down to the smallest detail. As with all new models in the J-Class collection, this watch has been given the name of a famous schooner launched in 1902: Shenandoah. This exceptional sailing boat, one of the oldest and most beautiful traditional yachts in the world, bears the name of a river in Virginia, USA, which in Amerindian means "the beautiful girl of the stars". It is a poetic name that bears witness to Speake-Marin's desire to pay tribute to women. The brand has expressed a genuine desire to create a completely new model rather than simply taking an existing male version and setting it with gemstones as is often executed