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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 … [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

Ulysse Nardin Perpetual

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...]

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...]

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...]

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. … [Read more...]

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

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

The second event in this report took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco. At the IWC table with Michael Friedberg (foreground, back to camera). Kari Voutilainen (right) and Romain Gauthier (background, second from right) visit with guests. A guest chats with Peter Speake-Marin (right). WatchTime's Amy Bernstein does an amazing job putting these events … [Read more...]

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

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Peter Speake-Marin: The New Thalassa

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 … [Read more...]

Peter Speake-Marin: The New Thalassa

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010

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...]

Scenes from Inside Basel/Geneva ’09 San Francisco

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The Inside Basel/Geneva 2009 series launched with a bang on Tuesday June 23 at the elegant City Club in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. Sponsors Lange, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Carl F. Bucherer and Montblanc displayed their newest timepieces, and Antiquorum’s Charles Tearle presented a collection of watches that will be offered at upcoming auctions. Guests came from as … [Read more...]