Speake-Marin brings to the market a new special edition. The Chronograph London pays tribute to the beginnings of the watchmaker and founder of the company, Peter Speake-Marin.This watch is on sale exclusively to ‘The Fine Watch Room’ at the Harrods store in the summer 2016.
Peter Speake-Marin began by restoring watches pocket and the antique watches to the Piccadilly Arcade in London after completing his studies at Hackney College in London and went to Switzerland for further training. The
London Chronograph is dedicated to these Georges Solomo debut in the early 1990s.
The watch is powered by Valjoux 92, a movement that has been developed and perfected during the 50s and 60s. Like many others at this time, this mechanical movement had only a short period of glory due to the revolution of the late 1960s quartz – although there was a popular movement. He gave the place the family of Valjoux 23 and has brought a whole new technique at the same time. These movements were among other very popular among manufacturers of watches such as Patek Philippe, Rolex and TAG Heuer. Peter Speake-Marin has a special relationship with this caliber which is used in the London Chronograph. This is due to its restoration to Piccadilly Arcade works. The mechanical movement with manual winding works at a frequency of 18.000 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 40 hours.
The movement is placed in a diameter of 42 mm titanium case.The chronograph is seduced by a three-dimensional White Dial on which alternate Arabic numerals and Roman numerals. The big number 12 evokes the oldest English watch models.
Speake-Marin society logo is in the middle of the dial, partially hidden by two sub-dials. the colors of the chronograph hands are sorted: the centered of the hour and minute hands are blue (and are in the form of the ‘Foundation’ of
Speake-Marin Classics), just as the needle of the small seconds at 9 o’clock. Central chronograph second hand and the meter from 30 minutes to 3 hours are the same red as the number 12.
London Chronograph is supplemented by a rubber strap and is waterproof up to 3 ATM. Price: £ 14,400.