Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A Spot of Tea with Peter Speake-Marin

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Peter Speake-Marin is a talented watchmaker... having spent years working on, servicing older pieces and spending some time in Renaud et Papi, Peter chose to set off and go his own way. As with other Independents, I admire them for the choice they have made to go down a challenging path for their passion and art. do go by his site at www.speake-marin.com & read up more about him and view the timepieces in his collection. other than his own watch collection, he has also managed to be involved in several high profile collaborations with harry winston, mb&f and maitres du temps...

he also happens to be a pretty fine chap... for myself, i enjoyed this meetup alot. sharing our views on horology and the future of the industry and he has such nice stories to share as well... overall a very enjoyable chat over a cup of tea.

3 timepieces that will see a lot of the world as they travel with him on a 40 day world tour... follow it on facebook here
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i like the hands on the serpent calendar
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one of the 1in20... from his site "The 1in20 series is a collection of Speake-Marin Piccadilly's marking the first watches to incorporate the SM2 calibre. They have been influenced by various collectors around the world and are a combination of simple time pieces as well as QP's. They are made in 40.6mm diameter cases. Some of the 1in20 collection are unique others are made in examples of 3 watches sharing the same dial."
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the in-house SM2 calibre
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fine conversation & fine watches...
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i really like this, Peter's foundation piece completed in 2000
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nice tourbillon cage bridge... it is also the shape for the rotor in his watches...
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on a very interesting gimbol stand...
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SM2... another perspective...
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i liked this a lot in the QP 1in20 series... very nice color combi
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horses... makes me think of a patty smith song funnily enough...
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quantieme perpetual 1in20... nice blue...
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the skulls... its all diamonds surrounding the skulls yuh... would probably be amazing in the metal plus bling
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1 comment:

Raphael Too said...

Ann said...

Speake-Marin watches are marvellous! The design is classical but there is something special about each timepiece. I especially like the one with curved hands.

02 OCTOBER 2009 19:32

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