This year, Speake-Marin launches a new watch in the J-Class Collection equipped with a new in-house movement, the SMA01: The One in red gold & the Two in titanium.
Speake-Marin presents this year a new watch, One & Two. A special name for two special watches equipped for the first time in the J-Class collection by an in-house movement. This new watch is declined in 18k red gold and in titanium, but also in two sizes: 38mm and 42mm. It belongs to the J-Class Collection, the most classical collection of Speake- Marin.
Speake-Marin chooses to fully skeletonized the grey dial to reveal the majority of the new movement developed by Speake-Marin: the SMA01. This movement required many months of time to be developed, designed and realised by the Speake-Marin team.
The movement was kept slim by integrating the micro automatic mass flush with the bridges. Each movement carries a COSC certificate assuring its precision and reliability, accentuating the technical magnificence of this stunning calibre which is entirely assembled and adjusted by hand.
This new movement is nested in a new version of the Piccadilly, an evolution of the iconic case of Speake-Marin. The new case is more technical than the original allowing the straps to be closer integrated in the case. Moving the crown into the case further plus softening its aesthetics whilst maintaining its original DNA.
The bezel and case back slightly overlap the central case section altering the overall 'look' of the watch whilst maintaining the iconoclastic feel of Speake-Marin. In addition, the glass traditionally set in to the bezel now has altered to a box form, reducing the overall thickness of the case and accentuating the technical aspect of the watch.
For this dial, no numerals. The Swiss brand wanted to keep a refined design and choose to dress it with a small seconds indication at 1.30. This is a small touch but unique to have a small seconds hand at this position, this adds a greater equilibrium to the graphic aspect of the dial when coupled with the aesthetics of the barrel and rotor.
A change from the other watches of the J-Class Collection, certainly, but respecting all the codes of Speake-Marin with its pure and clear design of the dial in the new Piccadilly case and the Speake-Marin style hands or the characteristic pleated crown.