After the success of the Vertical Double Tourbillon in 2015, Speake-Marin launches this year a new masterpiece: the Black Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon. This unique piece features two 60-second tourbillons on a “all black” guilded main-plate to enhance the contrast and beauty of the mechanism.
A tour of the dial side begins with the oven-fired enamel subdial with the hours and minutes displayed by Speake-Marin's signature Foundation hands in heat blued steel. Just above the subdial is a 72-hour power reserve indicator displaying available power by means of a cam shaped disc that opens when fully wound to reveal the gears and mechanisms below, and gradually closes and signals empty when a red section of the disc reaches the central marker. Under the subdial is a day/night indicator visually balancing the power reserve indicator above.
For this unique piece, the mainplate was treated “all black” to reveal through a strong contrast of colours the beauty of the mechanism and of the decoration. The inspiration for the movement bridge design and decoration comes in part from one of the first tourbillons in the Speake-Marin collection: The Vintage Tourbillon Mk II.
Like the Vintage Tourbillon, the Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon’s movement features German silver bridges, perlage and ruthenium plating. Geneva stripes covering the 3/4 plate movement differ from the status quo in that the waves run not in one direction but two, away from the centre of the plate.
The équilibreur de Marche linking the two 60-second tourbillons consists of two concentric wheels arranged one on top of the other. A small spring sandwiched between the wheels has each end attached to a wheel. Each wheel rotates with its respective tourbillon cage and the spring between is tensioned when the rates of the two regulators differ, or if subjected to asymmetric shocks.
The Black Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon is a unique piece.
SM Calibre SM6, manual wound vertical double tourbillon movement. All black guilded treatment mainplate
Power reserve: ~ 70 hours
Offset hours, minutes with power reserve and day/night indicators
Piccadilly case in 18K white gold
Front and back sapphire crystals treated with antireflective coating
Diameter: 46 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
White enamel dial
Hands: Speake-Marin signature “Foundation” style hands in heat blued steel
Pin buckle in 18K white gold
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