Traveling with Style: Meet the New Speake-Marin Openworked Dual Time Terracotta

Speake-Marin unveils a new variant of its Openworked Dual Time complication. As its name suggests, the Openworked Dual Time Terracotta watch stages the extraordinary composition of movement mechanics on a dial with a terra-cotta-like look and feel. A manually applied frosting makes for a magnificent background that creates a beautiful play of light and shadow.

The Piccadilly case, a signature of the Geneva-based independent brand that is inspired by ancient marine chronometers and was revamped in 2017 by renowned designer Eric Giroud, is crafted from 5 polished-brushed titanium and available with a diameter of 38mm and 42mm. Both iterations measure 12.35mm thick and are equipped with a white rubber strap. 

The presentation of the new Openworked Dual Time Terracotta is based on a complex architecture. It is built on several levels and is characterized by the utmost care for all its surfaces. The openworked main dial and the small seconds counter are decorated with a matte finish that allows special lighting effects, and are given a terracotta color with a hint of orange thanks to a positive PVD coating. The dial is surmounted by the large three-dimensional bridges of the barrel and oscillating weight: unlike the previous edition, they are rhodium-plated while retaining the traditional micro-blasted finish and polished bevels.

The upper half is blackened, while the Arabic numerals are highlighted with matte gray Super-LumiNova, which emits an orange glow in low light conditions. The same applies to the lower half and the second time zone hand, while the entire disc is finished with cerclage. The minute track and the semicircular arc containing the retrograde date display are accentuated by a black PVD treatment: the former is circular with gray lacquered indices and 5-minute markers filled with gray Super-LumiNova, which emits a blue light in the dark; the latter is micro-blasted and angled with the numbers transferred in matte gray lacquer. The central hour and minute hands are also coated with light gray Super-LumiNova, which emits a blue light in the dark.

The new Openworked Dual Time Terracotta is equipped with the caliber SMA02: a self-winding movement with second time-zone and retrograde date functions, designed and manufactured in-house by Le Cercle des Horologers in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Featuring a micro-rotor perfectly integrated within the components, it beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and has a single barrel ensuring a 52-hour power reserve. 

The movement, comprising 273 parts, features an exceptional level of decoration: on the case-back side, the components are entirely rhodium-plated in black; the large bridges are decorated with 1.5 mm Geneva stripes and angles; the balance-wheel bridge is rhodium-plated and micro-blasted with polished beveled profiles. Against this dark background, the terracotta-orange positive PVD treatment of the micro-rotor’s signature topping tool and the engravings that personalize the calibre itself stand out. All the steel components are polished, the gear wheels are decorated with cerclage, and the screw heads with the chamfered cut are mirror-polished.

Pricing for the Speake-Marin Openworked Dual Time Terracotta is marked at CHF 31,900 for the 38mm execution, and CHF 32,400 for the 42mm edition.

To learn more, visit Speake-Marin, here.

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