Who is Speake Marin?
Founded in 2002 by a British master watchmaker, Speake-Marin creates “Belle Horlogerie” – Beautiful Timepieces – for those who want to wear a truly unique watch on their wrist. In its early beginnings, the watchmaking house focused on creating unique and bespoke timepieces for individual collectors only.
In 2012, Mrs Christelle Rosnoblet, an entrepreneur and watch enthusiast became the CEO & President of Speake-Marin, which marks a true turning point for the company. She invested in a new movement workshop with the intention to create a wide range of unique and sophisticated in-house movements.
Today, all Speake-Marin watches are equipped with these in-house calibers. Being inspired by modern architecture and design, Mrs Rosnoblet also modernized the Speake-Marin look, reflected today in the contemporary design of its movements and dials combined with its distinctive timeless case. The same case houses all watches of the collection and is called “Piccadilly” as a homage to the British brand heritage.
Which now brings us the all-new zesty lime green Dual Time. Following the Dual Mint from 2021, Speake Marin has now taken a bolder route with this new bright green addition.
The Dual Time
The Dual Time function itself dates back to the fifties of the last century when it was developed for the aviation industry to help pilots who were crossing several time zones in one trip and who needed to stay updated on their home time during the whole journey without having to make complicated calculations.
Speake-Marin’s stunning new Dual Time Lime ‘Summer Edition’ transports you straight to a tropical world revelling under the sun, sipping on a refreshing cocktail on that much-needed time out. Being the ideal travel companion, the Dual Time Lime is a fearless and daring combination of contrasting colours and Haute Horlogerie, the perfect timepiece for globetrotters and global citizens.
The movement and dial structure of this new limited edition are true expressions of modern architecture, in this case, Speake-Marin uses elements of the ‘black architecture’ movement.
Member of the SMA (Speake-Marin Atelier) family of in-house movements, the caliber SMA02 has been fully developed and assembled at Le Cercle des Horlogers. As part of the One & Two collections, the small second counter and the retrograde date indication at 1h30 makes it recognizable and unique. The local time is indicated by the central minute and hour hands and the home time is set on a 24-hour dial at 9 o’clock, which results in a well-balanced open-worked movement design. Beating at 28,800 vph it delivers a 52-hour power reserve
Most recent version of the famous Speake-Marin Piccadilly case in Titanium with black DLC treatment in which DLC describes the ‘diamond-like’ irreversible carbon particle coating procedure which also makes the case extremely scratch resistant. Watchmaking at its finest by Speake-Marin.
The 38mm Dual Time Lime ‘Summer Edition’ limited to 10 pieces is priced at CHF 30,870 while the 42nn edition limited to 18 pieces is priced at CHF 31,395.