Speake-Marin : The spirit of conquest

Spirit MK II DLC

Case : matt black DLC-coated 316L steel, slightly domed back with centrally engraved ‘topping tool’ motif Diameter : 42mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (Calibre TT738, 120h power reserve), 2 barrels Functions : hours, minutes, seconds Dial : matt black three-dimensional one-piece dial, PVD-coated central hour/minute hands, hand-filled with Super-Luminova® Water resistance : 30m Strap : black “Ingrassato” calf leather with matt black DLC-coated stainless steel tang buckle

The adage holding that the future has roots certainly applies to the new Spirit collection from Peter Speake-Marin, which is preparing to take flight in the wake of the emblematic military-inspired Spirit MK II model. The very first model in this new generation of timepieces boasting a strong personality and exemplary readability is being released this autumn : the Spirit MK II DLC notably features an original case and a new three-dimensional dial. The unusual shapes of the hands accentuate the distinctive nature of the multi-level dial, while the coating on the case, composed of successive layers of DLC, accentuates its depth. This vintage/sports mix remains moderately sized in a 42 mm diameter. The steel back is engraved with the famous motto “Fight, Love & Persevere”, while the movement ensures a five-day power reserve. The onwards and upwards progression of Speake-Marin certainly shows no sign of faltering.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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