Speake-Marin

The guiding philosophy of Speake-Marin is to create timepieces that symbolise durability in terms of both their technical qualities and their aesthetic appearance. The Manufacture is committed to its independence and craftsmanship, designing all its timepieces in-house and producing only limited editions or bespoke watches.

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  • About Speake-Marin

    Speake-Marin is a watchmaking brand named after its founder, Peter Speake-Marin. His career in watchmaking began in 1985, when he began training at Hackney Technical College in London, aged 17.

    Speake-Marin very soon specialised in watch restoration, discovering the secrets of English pocket watches. For Peter, restoring old watches became a never-ending source of inspiration.

    When he moved to Switzerland a few years later, he worked with leading watchmaking manufactures such as Renaud & Papi and Harry Winston. 

    At the turn of the millennium, Peter Speake-Marin presented his first creation, a pocket watch known as the “Foundation Watch”, equipped with a tourbillon, with a cage bridge design inspired by the shape of the wheel on an old watchmaking lathe. Ten years later this was to become the logo of the Speake-Marin brand. 

    Later, Peter Speake-Marin presented a new collection, and dubbed its case “Piccadilly”. His style and design can be described as British contemporary classic.

    The Firm is known and recognised for its unique timepieces, combining technical prowess, aesthetic classicism and craftsmanship with his engraved and sculpted enamel and maki-e lacquer dials.

    In 2012 the launch of the new ”Piccadilly Collection” (named after its case) provided fresh impetus, comprising the Serpent Calendar, Resilience, HMS, and most recently Spirit. 

  • Speake-Marin's philosophy

    The guiding philosophy of Speake-Marin is to create timepieces that symbolise durability in terms of both their technical qualities and their aesthetic appearance. The Manufacture is committed to its independence and craftsmanship, designing all its timepieces in-house and producing only limited editions or bespoke watches. 

    There are very few watchmaking firms capable of bringing together the English watchmaking school and Swiss excellence. Speake-Marin is an inventor of watches with a strong personal aesthetic touch. Each timepiece receives the personal attention of the watchmaker, who also makes it possible to customise certain details on watches to match the buyer's project. 

     
  • Speake-Marin's 6 key dates

    1968: Peter Speake-Marin born in the UK
    2002: creation of the Speake-Marin brand and launch of the ‘Piccadilly' collection
    2008: creation of the manufactured SM2 movement
    2009: presentation of the ‘Marin-1'
    2011: launch of the ‘Spirit Pioneer'
    2012: launch of the Piccadilly Collection and presentation of the ‘Spirit Mark II'.
     

  • Speake-Marin's collections

    Spirit Mk2: This watch is fitted with a five-day power reserve and features a dial with a black background, large luminescent hour markers and a solid caseback.

    HMS: This simple, elegant timepiece boasts a silver dial with fine guillochage in the centre; it is also available in a white lacquer version, with distinctive blue steel hands.

    Resilience: With its white enamel dial, the timelessly elegant Resilience draws its inspiration from historic pocket watches. It is fitted with a Piccadilly case and the Eros 2 manufactured movement.

    Serpent Calendar: This timepiece is of a classical inspiration, featuring a snaking hand for the date and a five-day power reserve. It also has a fine steel case, lacquered dial and the Eros 1 mechanical caliber.

    Renaissance: The refined, elegant Renaissance is a Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch with an open dial. The rear side of the movement is decorated with an engraving carried out completely by hand.

  • Contact Speake-Marin

    Speake-Marin SA
    Chemin en Baffa 2
    CH-1183 Bursins
    T. +41 21 695 26 55

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Featured Speake-Marin Watches

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    The Piccadilly

    Spirit MK2

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    Serpent Calendar Silvered Dial

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    Pièces d'Art, Limited Edition, Grandes Complications

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