The new Velsheda features in red gold, blued hand to indicate time, while two continually changing superimposed ‘topping tool’ motifs create eye-catching patterns in the centre of the dial.
Named after the iconic British “J Class” yacht built in the 1930s and still racing today, Velsheda offers a minimalist display of time using a single polished steel, blued hand. While the single hand extends across the diameter of the dial, its central hub is in the form of the Speake-Marin topping tool logo, as is the central seconds wheel sitting above it. The rotation of the seconds wheel on top of the slower moving hub of the hand creates ever-changing, eye catching patterns, drawing the eye to the centre of Velsheda’s dial.
The sumptuously sculpted hand is neatly counter balanced by a pointer at one end and an arc at the other; coupled with the fine 5-minute graduations around the peripheral chapter ring they create an overall aesthetic echoing that of a compass. This seafaring visual aspect is fitting since Velsheda’s name is inspired by the marine world: The yacht Velsheda was designed for racing and in the 1930s was one of the most technically advanced sloops of her day.
Velsheda is part of Speake-Marin’s “J Class” collection.
Dial and hands
Single blued and polished hand indicating time
White-lacquered, multi-level dial featuring tapered Roman numerals
Polished steel and blued central ‘topping tool’ seconds wheel
Chapter ring divided into graduations of 5 minutes
Movement and finishing
Vaucher Calibre 3002
Automatic-winding mechanical movement
Dimensions: 30.40mm x 4.35mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 28,800vph / 4Hz
Speake-Marin signature ‘topping tool’ mystery winding rotor
Hand-finished bridges and rotor
42mm Piccadilly case in red gold (5N)
Three-piece case construction
Two-position crown: manual winding and hacking seconds
Dimensions: 42mm x 12mm
Front and display-back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 3atm/30m/100ft
Hand-made, black natural alligator strap
Pin buckle in red gold (5N)
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