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Established in 2002, Speake-Marin is a dovetailing of English creativity and Swiss watchmaking expertise. Speake-Marin watches put a new spin on the canons of classic watchmaking by infusing them with an elegant and original Britishness. This is evidenced by the Piccadilly case, the sometimes colourful designs, and most of all the development of technologically advanced movements, which are built and assembled at the workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Speake-Marin watches have caught the eye of Pierce Brosnan, ambassador for the brand who sees in them the quintessentially British style that he has also made his own.


History

Established in 2002, Speake-Marin is a dovetailing of English creativity and Swiss watchmaking expertise. The first piece, revealed in 2000, was the Foundation Watch – a pocket watch with tourbillon movement. Inspired by English marine chronometers, it literally laid the foundations for future Speake-Marin timepieces with its sturdy yet elegant Piccadilly case, the easy-to-hold fluted crown, the heart-shaped, blued steel hands and the tourbillon cage inspired by a watchmaker's topping tool, the future symbol of Speake-Marin. More collections would follow, building on this new aesthetic and always with the famous Piccadilly case: Resilience, Serpent Calendar… each new timepiece plays with watchmaking's classic canons and expresses Speake-Marin's English roots through elegance and originality in colours, movements and materials. With the Velsheda collection, for example, Speake-Marin imagined a watch with a single hand for both hours and minutes. This typically British creativity is particularly evident in Speake-Marin's exclusive «Cabinet des Mystères», a concept introduced in 2013. These exceptional timepieces tell stories, and explore cultures and ways of thinking to push the boundaries of watchmaking. Crazy Skulls, the latest creation within the «Cabinet des Mystères», stands as a metaphor for undying love. Equipped with a unique movement, it presents a flying tourbillon and a minute repeater carillon. In a dual dial animation, the two skulls are made to separate to reveal the tourbillon at the same time as the Roman numeral XII breaks apart.

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