Speake Marin has imagined two new variations of the One & Two Openworked. While bearing a strong family resemblance, they embody two distinct personalities: the Openworked Sandblasted Titanium and Sandblasted Red Gold. The sandblasted grey dial, identical for both new models, endows each of them with a unique appearance thanks to the different light reflections on the red gold and titanium cases.
The new Openworked Sandblasted timepieces are a clear expression of Speake Marin’s expertise in the watchmaking art combined with its English roots: the emblematic Piccadilly case, a strong element at the origin of the brand and our latest in-house calibre could not be missing in this collection.
With the Sandblasted Openworked watches, the iconic Piccadilly case, revamped by renowned designer Eric Giroud in 2017, is crafted in polished grade 5 titanium or 18k red gold. It is available in two sizes: 38 mm and 42 mm, with a thickness of 10.5 mm. The dial and the case back are protected by a sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment.
The sandblasting technique provides a grain finish that, while uniform in texture, appears rough and extremely elegant. The finishing of visible movement parts, the polished beveled profiles of bridges and apertures on the display highlight the decorative complexity executed by our skilled craftsmen. The matt black minute indications and the small seconds counter positioned at 1:30 are applied with an innovative 3D technique.
To ensure optimal legibility and aesthetic harmony, the seconds hand and the heart-shaped central hour and minute hands are polished black on the titanium version while are goldcoated on the red gold variant.
At the heart of the Sandblasted Titanium and Sandblasted Red Gold is the self-winding inhouse calibre SMA01. This movement with fully integrated micro-rotor, which allows for a reduced case thickness, was entirely designed and assembled by the well-known workshop “Le Cercle des Horlogers” in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Its 4hz frequency beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and the single barrel guarantees 52-hour power reserve.
The new SMA01 calibre features exceptional watchmaking decorations visible through the sapphire crystal porthole. From the sandblasted bridges with polished chamfered profiles to the sunray and microbeaded finishes of the oscillating mass, embellished with the brand’s logo topping tool and secured by a bridge with vertical satin finish. Both components feature polished bevelled edges and are gold coated. The high level of attention paid to finishing and decoration also includes the Ø2 mm circular-graining motif on the back of the dial, the engraved values on the barrel, the polished screws, and more.
The engraving on the barrel, clearly visible on the dial side at 5 o’clock, expresses the 8 fundamental values of Speake Marin: RESPECT, INDEPENDENCE, LIBERTE, UNIQUE, AUTHENTICITE, GENEVE, CREATIVITE, MODERNITE. All of these represent the Maison Speake Marin in the past, present and future of the brand. These words, meaningful and intense, are the very essence of our creations.
Both versions are set with a grey or black leather strap respectively closed by a 18K red gold pin buckle or a titanium folding buckle matching the case materials. The collection is available from October 20th, 2023.