WatchTime New York 2023 begins today at the iconic Gotham Hall in Manhattan until October 22nd. This edition of this collectors’ event will feature hands-on exhibitions from more than thirty-five remarkable brands, engaging industry panels, and captivating discussions about the latest trends in high-end horology. Among them is the Geneva based independent brand Speake-Marin which has just unveiled its classic One & Two Openworked in two new intriguing executions that once again highlight the brand’s prowess in sophisticated mechanics and superb craftsmanship.
The Openworked Sandblasted Titanium and Openworked Sandblasted Red Gold are both presented in Speake-Marin’s hallmark Picadilly cases with four bold lugs and screws and available with diameters of 38mm and 42mm.
The watch dials of these time-only models stand out with their captivating surfaces crafted using a sandblasting technique. This method imparts a textured, grainy finish that, though consistently textured, exudes a rugged and exceedingly elegant appearance. This unique decoration plays with light, creating a mesmerizing interplay that is accentuated by the watch case material.
The finishing on the visible movement components underneath serves to underscore the intricate decoration complexity of the timepiece. Adding a touch of modernity, the minute indications and the small seconds counter, located at 1:30, are applied using an innovative 3D technique. For both legibility and aesthetic allure, the seconds hand, along with the heart-shaped central hours and minutes hands, adopts a polished black hue in the titanium version, while in the red gold version, the hands are gold-coated to harmonize with the case.
The engraving on the barrel at 5 o’clock which can be admired on the dial side expresses the eight values of Speake Marin, namely: respect, independence, liberty, unique, authenticity, Geneva, creativity and modernity.
At the heart of the Sandblasted Titanium and Sandblasted Red Gold is the self-winding in-house caliber SMA01. This movement with fully integrated micro-rotor was entirely created and assembled by the well-known workshop Le Cercle des Horlogers in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It beats with a frequency of 4hz and has a power reserve of 52 hours. As is standard at Speake Marin, the SMA01 is distinguished by exceptional decorations visible though the sapphire crystals on both sides, including bevelled bridges, 45° satin finish for the small seconds, circular satin finish, perlage, and polished screws.
Both versions are set with either a grey leather strap or a black leather strap, respectively attached with an 18K red gold pin buckle or with a titanium folding buckle, matching the metal of the watch case.
Available now, the Sandblasted Titanium has a recommended retail price of CHF 22,000 excl. taxes for the 38mm, and CHF22,600 excl. taxes for the 42mm; the Sandblasted Red Gold has a recommended retail price of CHF 34,000 excl. taxes for the 38mm and CHF 38,700 excl. taxes for the 42mm.
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