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Monochrome Monday: Speake-Marin’s Spirit Wing Commander Goes Into the Wild

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At Monochrome Watches, we believe watches are made to "live" — to be worn and to have their own story, visible through the marks that adorning their cases and straps. We love watches and always prefer seeing them on wrists rather than in display cases. Hence the thought behind our summer series showcasing watches worn and photographed by their creators, the watchmakers. Recently, our good friend, renowned British watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin, offered us some great shots he'd snapped of his … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Peter Speake-Marin Magister Tourbillon

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The Magister Tourbillon is both a new timepiece and the first watch in a new collection from independent watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin.  The Magister Tourbillon incorporates several visual cues from Speake-Marin’s very first timepiece – a handmade pocket watch with tourbillon known as the Foundation Watch, which featured the same blued steel hands and tourbillon cage with topping tool motif. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

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Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products.Follow the links to the original articles, from WatchTime.com and on our sister blog, Watch-Insider.com, to learn … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 11 New Luxury Watch Wallpapers

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In WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, we present the latest edition in our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click below to download these amazing original photos as wallpaper for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Basel 2014 Preview: 3 New Watches from Carl F. Bucherer, Speake-Marin, and Ulysse Nardin

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As we continue the countdown to Baselworld 2014, we present three more watches making their worldwide debuts at the fair — two new perpetual calendar watches from Carl F. Bucherer and Ulysse Nardin and the first-ever chronograph from Britain's Peter Speake-Marin. … [Read more...]

3 Things To Know About the Maîtres du Temps Chapter One Transparence

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Maîtres du Temps — the haute horlogerie brand that brings together all-star teams of talented watchmakers to produce original, collaborative pieces, has added to its small but growing collection with the release of the Chapter One Round Transparence, a new version of its flagship Chapter One watch. Here are three things you should know about this extremely limited timepiece. … [Read more...]

Baselworld Preview: Speake-Marin Triad

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Geneva-based British watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin has launched a new collection in his eponymous watch brand called Mechanical Art. The first piece in the collection is the Triad, a watch with a triple hour-minute indication over an open dial, set inside a steel case with an 18k rose-gold bezel. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s January-February Issue Is On Sale Now!

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The January-February issue of WatchTime is in stores now, featuring a test of Breitling's Transocean Chronograph Unitime, an inside look at Rolex's new movement manufacture in Bienne, an in-depth profile of Piaget, an investigation of the counterfeit watch epidemic, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Bonus Audio: Excerpts from WatchTime’s Interview with Peter Speake-Marin

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In WatchTime's February issue, on sale next week, executive editor Norma Buchanan profiles Peter Speake-Marin, the British watchmaker who has been plying his trade as an independent for a decade. Click below for audio excerpts from Buchanan's exclusive interview with Speake-Marin. … [Read more...]

Maîtres du Temps Rounds Out Chapter Two

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Last year's headliner watch from Maîtres du Temps was undeniably the innovative Chapter Three Reveal — but the haute-de-gamme brand, which teams up noted independent watchmakers to produce limited, complicated models, also released a version of its Chapter Two timepiece in a sporty, round case, nicknamed TCR, for Triple Calendar Round. … [Read more...]

The Big Reveal: Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three

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Like many others, I was intrigued by the invitation to see the Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three "Reveal" at this year's Baselworld watch fair in Switzerland. Only when I finally got a good look at the shrouded-in-secrecy timepiece — the third model in the haut-de-gamme "Masters of Time" collection, which teams up noted independent watchmakers who pool their skills to produce innovative, complicated watches — did I realize the "Reveal" not only referred to the unveiling of the watch, but to … [Read more...]

Speake-Marin Goes Back to His Roots With Renaissance Tourbillon Minute Repeater

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While he was working at the Swiss movement manufacturer Renaud et Papi, British watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin created, on his own time, a pocketwatch with a tourbillon and two power trains that is today referred to as the Foundation Watch. It is so named because it established Speak-Marin's horological bonafides and provided the foundation for his own independent atelier, established in 2000. Since then, Speake-Marin has become a respected name in the field of artisan and boutique watch brands. … [Read more...]

Scenes From Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 New York City and San Francisco

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Inside Basel/Geneva was bigger and better than ever this year, with twice as many participating brands compared with last year - as many as 28 independent watchmakers and brands at the shows. Attendance also set all-time records - more than 300 guests in New York. This report includes more than 30 images from the New York City and San Francisco events. Let's see some watches! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011, NYC and SF, page 2

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The second event in this report took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco. … [Read more...]

Video Pick: Peter Speake-Marin: A Watchmaker’s Story

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In this eight minute video directed by Ricardo Coll, Peter Speake-Marin discusses his beginnings and development as a watchmaker. Peter talks about his first watch, his philosophy, and why he feels we've entered a new age in watchmaking. Click here to watch the video. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Kicks Off in Chicago and Miami

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IBG 2011 opened in Chicago and Miami with record numbers of participating brands and best-ever attendance. The strong turnout, coupled with the most-ever brands and independent watchmakers at each show, meant moving to larger venues for 2011, making IBG 2011 a true watch fair. Come inside to see more than 30 images from the events, and don’t forget there are four shows still to come with even more brands! … [Read more...]

More Brands Added to Inside Basel/Geneva 2011; Record Number Participating

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Now in its sixth year, Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 will be bigger than ever – much bigger. The shows are fully subscribed with 30 brands and independent watchmakers participating this year. This is your chance to see the latest watches from the 2011 Swiss shows, and more. Look inside to see who will be there and to reserve your spot! … [Read more...]

Visual Quiz: Famous Faces

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You know their watches, but would you recognize them on the street? We've lined up images of 15 well-known watchmakers to test your facial recognition skills. So get your keyboards and pencils ready and see how many you can identify. As always, the answers are revealed at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Scenes from the Grand Finale: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 Chicago

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WatchTime’s 2010 Inside Basel/Geneva series finished up high above Chicago at the Mid-America Club on the 80th floor of the Aon Center. It was another night for records as more than 170 guests enjoyed timepieces from 19 participating brands – both all-time highs for Chicago. … [Read more...]

Peter Speake-Marin: The New Thalassa

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It is rare for one man to design every component of a watch’s case, dial and movement. Peter Speake-Marin's new Thalassa is such a watch. The harmonious design incorporates Peter’s trademark elements, and so is instantly recognizable as his. The blued‐steel of the outer dial, hands and seconds wheel create a nautical ambiance which inspired the name “Thalassa”, a sea goddess from Greek mythology and the personification of the Mediterranean Sea. … [Read more...]

Records Fall at Elegant Inside Basel/Geneva New York

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WatchTime's Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 New York City event proved the most successful and most elegant yet as a record gathering of more than 250 enthusiasts and collectors enjoyed a refined evening (jacket and tie required) at one of the city's most prestigious private clubs in the heart of Manhattan. Sixteen leading manufacturers and independents showed their latest creations beneath an ornate, soaring ceiling and chandeliers. … [Read more...]

Images from Inside Basel/Geneva Philadelphia

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On September 16 more than 140 collectors and enthusiasts attended WatchTime's penultimate Inside Basel/Geneva show at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. The energy in the room was high as guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, met fellow enthusiasts, brand executives, and leading independent watchmakers, and tried on the latest watches from the Swiss shows. … [Read more...]

Peter Speake-Marin: The New Thalassa

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It is rare for one man to design every component of a watch’s case, dial and movement. Peter Speake-Marin's new Thalassa is such a watch. The harmonious design incorporates Peter's trademark elements, and so is instantly recognizable as his. The blued‐steel of the outer dial, hands and seconds wheel create a nautical ambiance which inspired the name "Thalassa", a sea goddess from Greek mythology and the personification of the Mediterranean Sea. … [Read more...]

Peter Speake‐Marin’s New Marin 2 Mk 1 “Thalassa”

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It is rare for one man to design every component of a watch’s case, dial and movement. Peter Speake-Marin's new Thalassa is such a watch. The harmonious design incorporates Peter's trademark elements, and so is instantly recognizable as his. The blued‐steel of the outer dial, hands and seconds wheel create a nautical ambiance which inspired the name "Thalassa", a sea goddess from Greek mythology and the personification of the Mediterranean Sea. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s New York ‘Inside Basel-Geneva’ Event Sold Out

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WatchTime’s “Inside Basel-Geneva” event in New York City, which will be held on Sept. 14, is sold out. WatchTime is putting names of people wanting to attend on a waiting list, said publisher Wolfgang Blum, but tickets to the event are no longer available. … [Read more...]

The Big Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast Report…The Miami Show is July 14!

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Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 kicked off with two West Coast shows that played to full houses as collectors and enthusiasts came out to see the newest watches and to meet the record number of exhibiting brands. Don't forget that the Miami show is July 14. There are still a few tickets left, so check out the West Coast shows in this article, then head over to the sign-up page and come on down! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast, page 3

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We've finally arrived at the reason we do this...the watches.You may click the images to view larger versions.Click here to continue to page 4 to see several more watches and Jeff Kingston's presentation. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast 2010 page 4

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 After about two hours looking at and trying on the latest watches while enjoying wine and cocktails, it was at last time for dinner and Jeff's presentation. Joe Thompson introduces Jeff, and we're off...That's it for Inside Basel/Geneva's West Coast shows. Thanks again to our guests, and to the exhibiting brands. Don't forget that our next show is in Miami on July 14 - just around the corner! Click here to learn more, and to sign up!You can use the same link … [Read more...]

Quick Shots From Inside Basel/Geneva Los Angeles

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A record number of collectors and enthusiasts gathered at the beautiful Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades this past Thursday evening for the second in WatchTime's Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 series. A record number of brands also exhibited at this show - 17 in all, including Panerai, Lange, IWC, Cartier, Vacheron, GP, Zenith, and Blancpain, and independents like Max Busser, Jean Dunand, and Peter Speake-Marin. There's a complete exhibitors list below. … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010

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Following a challenging 2009, the watch industry enters 2010 with a level of creativity and energy that seemed unimaginable 12 months ago. This was evident at Baselworld and SIHH in Geneva, where WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston visited 50 brands to discover the most interesting and intriguing watchmaking achievements for 2010. … [Read more...]