WatchTime New York 2023 begins today at the iconic Gotham Hall in Manhattan until October 22. This collector’s edition of the event will feature physical exhibits from more than 35 worthy brands attention, engaging industry seminars and lively discussions on the latest trends in high-end watchmaking. Among them is Geneva-based independent brand Speake-Marin, which has just launched its classic One & Two Openworked in two exciting new exhibitions, once again highlighting the brand’s strength in mechanics. Complex and excellent craftsmanship.

Both the Openworked Sandblasted Titanium and Openworked Sandblasted Red Gold are presented in Speake-Marin’s signature Picadilly case with four sturdy lugs and screws, and come in 38mm and 42mm diameters.
​The dials of these time-only models feature attractive surfaces crafted using a sandblasting technique. This method creates a granular, textured finish that, while consistent in texture, exudes a rugged and extremely elegant appearance. This unique decoration combines with lighting, creating a mesmerizing interaction that is highlighted by the material of the watch case.

The finishing of the movement components visible below emphasizes the decorative complexity of the watch. Adding a bit of modernity, the minutes and small seconds counter at 1:30 are applied using innovative 3D techniques. For both legibility and aesthetics, the second hand along with the heart-shaped central hour and minute hands use glossy black in the titanium version, while in the red gold version, the hands are plated in gold for harmony. with color. case.

The barrel engraving at 5 o’clock can be admired on the dial representing Speake Marin’s eight values, which are: respect, independence, freedom, originality, authenticity, Geneva, creativity and modern.

At the heart of the Sandblasted Titanium and Sandblasted Red Gold is the SMA01 in-house self-winding movement. This movement with fully integrated micro-rotor is created and assembled entirely by the famous workshop Le Cercle des Horlogers in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It beats at a frequency of 4hz and has a power reserve of 52 hours. As is standard at Speake Marin, the SMA01 is distinguished by special decorations visible through the sapphire crystal on both sides, including beveled bridges, a 45° satin finish for the small seconds, circular satin finish, perlage and polished screws .

Both versions are equipped with a gray leather strap or a black leather strap, respectively equipped with an 18K red gold pin buckle or a titanium folding clasp, matching the metal of the watch case.
​Available now, the Sandblasted Titanium has a suggested retail price of CHF 22,000 excluding excl. Tax for 38mm and excluding CHF 22,600. tax for 42mm; Sandblasted Red Gold has a suggested retail price of CHF 34,000 excluding excl. Tax not included for 38mm and CHF 38,700. tax for 42mm.

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