SPEAKE-MARIN – Magister Tourbillon
Speake-Marin was founded in Switzerland in 2002 by English watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin. His first timepiece that would bear his name was a tourbillon pocket watch called “Foundation Watch”, as it was the become the template for future Speake-Marin watches. His style is strongly influenced by traditional watchmaking of early 20th century. The latest Seake-Marin creation, the Magister Tourbillon wrist watch too, shares several aesthetic and functional elements with the Foundation Watch.
One of the most demanding mechanisms a watchmaker can attempt, while the tourbillon may have been invented more than two centuries ago to improve timekeeping precision, it is its striking visual aspect that appeals so strongly to this most British of Swiss watch brands. Crowned with the Speake-Marin topping tool logo, the tourbillon turning inside its cage animates the enamel dial, and shows time moving in a most mesmerising way.
It is powered by the automatic SM3 tourbillon calibre, which has a 950 platinum micro-rotor, rhodium-plated German silver bridges, Glucydur balance, 21,600 vib/h, 25 jewels and over 72-hour power reserve.
There are two versions of this model, for one, the 42 mm case is crafted from grade 5 polished titanium, for the other, it is made of red gold. On the enamel dial, the time is marked with tapered Roman numerals and it features blued hands designed in the typical Speake-Marin Foundation-style.
Depending on the material of the case, the MSRP for the Magister Tourbillon is $76,000 for titanium and $95,000 for red gold.
More about Speake Marin at www.speake-marin.com