The Bunyan Limited Edition derives its name from the Arabic word “Bunyan” which means building and is inspired by the Middle East’s modern and contemporary architecture within the lustrous cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Neom, Manama, Kuwait, Muscat and Doha.
The timepiece comes in a 38mm titanium case and powered by Speake-Marin’s In-House Calibre SMA-03. The Calibre SMA03 is part of the SMA movement family and introduces the first closed dial with small seconds at 1:30. This movement is particular due to the small seconds counter being positioned at 1:30 and its integrated micro-rotor. 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.
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.
The edition celebrates Speake-Marin’s partnership with 10tenlabs being its Middle-East official partner and retailer. It is the first of many unique series to come.