Peter Speake-Marin has unveiled the first watch from its Mechanical Art collection that will be officially presented this month at Baselworld 2013. The new watch named the Triad features a triple hour-minute indication over an open-worked dial. The phrase 3 NOTES 1 MEANING written around the bottom right of the dial ring is a musical reference to three-note chord that is known as a triad. The new Speake-Marin timepiece will be produced in a limited quantity of 88 specimens.
Striking heat-blued hands form the points of an equilateral triangle across a smaller central topping-tool-shaped seconds wheel, thus making a great aesthetic appeal. The blued steel hands are driven by rose gold-plated gears shaped like a topping tool which is the brand’s logo.
The golden wheels contrast with the German silver movement plate, which has been finished by hand and rhodium-plated for added luster. White, three-dimensional applied Roman numerals mark the quarter hours (3,6, 9 and 12) and preserve separation for the areas of gold text around the dial’s perimeter.
The Characteristic Speake-Marin Style on the Back Side
The case back of the watch reveals the famous bright blue Speak-Marin mystery rotor with the three arms of a topping tool which rotate over the bridges of the Eros 2 automatic mechanical movement.
An automatic winding mechanism with two barrels is capable to provide no less than 120 hours of power reserve. It is built on 35 jewels and oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).
The perimeter of the case back is inscribed with bold text in three sections: Speake-Marin − The Piccadilly − Limited Edition of 88.
This exceptional timepiece is housed in a stainless steel case with an 18-karat rose-gold bezel. The elegant case measures 42mm in diameter and 13mm in thickness. Both sides of the watch are shielded with sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating. The case is constructed to resist water pressure up to 100 meters (circa 330 feet).
Speake-Marin Triad Watch is teamed with an alligator leather strap with ecru stitching, ending with a stainless steel tang buckle.
With his creations, Peter Speake-Marin pays homage to the horological past, yet mining the rich possibilities of the future. I must say that this newcomer is a non-typical Speak-Marin timepiece and I cannot wait to see it in person for a couple of weeks in Basel.