SURFACE AND DEPTH
Each piece in this collection boasts one-of-a-kind architectural personality enhanced by the apertures on their openworked dials and a highly-specific finish. This newcomer pursues the trend.
Subtly center stage a caliber… with its Openworked Sandblasted, Speake Marin passes the test brilliantly. On its dial, arabesque-style recesses offer an exclusive vista over the key components of the selfwinding SMA01 movement. The micro-rotor and the barrel decorated with an engraving on its cylinder of the brand’s eight cardinal values (Respect, Independence, Freedom, Uniqueness, Authenticity, Geneva, Creativity and Modernity) are revealed. This openworked composition as such gives pride of place to the caliber. This scenescape is set off with a charming finish obtained using a delicate sandblasting technique which gifts the piece with a mineral touch. In a nutshell, the surface is finely grained. The heart-shaped hour and the minute hands, dressed in black PVD or polished gold, stand out in contrast to the gray hue of the dial. The collection’s stylistic signature, the small seconds, features off-centered at 1:30.
Everything sits inside a 38 mm- or 42 mm-diameter, 10.5 mm-thick tubular Piccadilly case. It comes in two variations, a grade 5 titanium one and a red gold one. Thanks to their sapphire-crystal casebacks, both versions invite to admire other caliber workings from a different perspective. The Openworked Sandblasted is complemented by a slightly-grained black or gray leather strap, attached by a folding clasp. You can be sure that, with such adornments, every single detail plays a role in the offbeat yet sophisticated personality of this timepiece.
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