The independent house of Peter Speake-Marin has surprised the horological world by launching its new Marin 2 Thalassa watch.
Executed entirely in the manufacture’s ateliers, the Peter Speake-Marin exclusive watch is proposed with a conventional Piccadilly round-shape case, crafted from white gold. It is 12 mm thick and measures 42 mm in diameter.
The case is fitted with pronounced lugs and an alluring diamond-shaped crown. The brand’s esteemed craftsmen have also fitted the model with a transparent sapphire back, which enables its proud owner to admire the intricate workings of the extraordinary hand-finished movement.
This timekeeping companion is adorned with a marvelous dial. It is composed of two parts: a blued hardened steel outer ring and a transparent sapphire inner display, which also provides a stunning vision of the movement.
The outer ring proudly exposes hour-markers, performed in white. Treated with luminous substance, they make the dial visible even in the most extreme low-light situations. Pointing to the hours and minutes are blued steel hands, also treated with Superluminova compound.
The display features no seconds hand: it gives way to a blued steel seconds wheel, located at 9 o’clock. Its design evokes a winding rotor, incorporated into automatic Speake-Marin movements. The date indication is offered in an exhibition window, positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock.
The new Marin 2 Thalassa watch is designed around the Caliber SM2m movement, produced from A to Z in the brand’s workshops. This remarkable mechanism catches the eye with its hand-finished German silver bridges and extra-large screws.
It also boasts an elegant double-ended swan’s neck regulator, intended for fine adjustment as well as a Breguet over-coil chronometer balance. Simple as it may seem, the movement comprises no less than 146 parts that exceeds the number of components in many tourbillons.
The Caliber SM2m runs at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers an advantage of 80-hour power reserve.
The new Peter Speake-Marin watch is offered in an edition, strictly limited to 30 pieces.