Thursday, January 19, 2017

Speake-Marin J-Class One & Two

This year, J-Class Collection, the most classical collection of Speake-Marin welcomes a brand new watch equipped with a new in-house movement, the SMA01. Declined in 18k red gold and in titanium, this new watch is also available in two sizes: 38mm and 42mm.

Speake-Marin chooses to fully skeletonise 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.
The new design of iconic Piccadilly 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.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre SMA01, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Indications: Hour, minutes and small seconds
Power reserve: ~ 52 hours

Case
Piccadilly case in 18K red gold or titanium (grade 5)
Front and back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 38 or 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Open dial
Small seconds indication at 1.30
Hands: Speake-Marin style hands red gold coloured

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