Speake Marin’s new Openworked Sandblasted watches

November 2023

 Speake Marin's new Openworked Sandblasted watches

The One & Two collection defines Speake Marin’s modern style, notably through its iconic Piccadilly case. Raising the question of harmony and balance, the line is a blend of luxury and creative elegance, now expanding with the Openworked Sandblasted Titanium and Red Gold editions.


evealing strong watch architecture, the One & Two collection anchor the Speake Marin contemporary style. The Piccadilly case reflects the iconic case of this collection. More than a luxury collection, the One & Two embodies elegance in creativity. Its Openworked collection continues its journey with the Sandblasted Titanium and the Sandblasted Red Gold.

In an ideal world where choices define our journey, Speake Marin invites you to explore its One & Two Openworked collection, a testament to craftsmanship and tradition. You will be transported along a path inspired by the great watchmakers, masters of time, for a unique escapade in La Chaux de Fonds, where the expression of art and craftsmanship blends with boundless human creative ambition.

 Speake Marin's new Openworked Sandblasted watches

Each powerful and sublime interpretation by master watchmakers involves sharing and passing on our tradition and savoir-faire. This is why Speake Marin has chosen to highlight an outstanding decoration as a tribute to this artisanal know-how through the new Openworked Sandblasted.

Speake Marin has imagined two new variations of the One & Two Openworked. While bearing a strong family resemblance, they embody two distinct personalities: the Openworked Sandblasted Titanium and Sandblasted Red Gold.

The sandblasted grey dial, identical for both new models, endows each of them with a unique appearance thanks to the different light reflections on the red gold and titanium cases.

 Speake Marin's new Openworked Sandblasted watches

The new Openworked Sandblasted timepieces are a clear expression of Speake Marin’s in-depth expertise in the watchmaking art combined with its English roots: the emblematic Piccadilly case, a strong element at the origin of the brand and our latest in-house calibre could not be missing in this collection.

With the Sandblasted Openworked watches, the iconic Piccadilly case, revamped by renowned designer Eric Giroud in 2017, is crafted in polished grade 5 titanium or 18k red gold. It is available in two sizes: 38 mm and 42 mm, with a thickness of 10.5 mm. The dial and the case back are protected by a sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment.

The sandblasting technique provides a grain finish that, while uniform in texture, appears rough and extremely elegant. The finishing of visible movement parts, the polished beveled profiles of bridges and apertures on the display highlight the decorative complexity executed by our skilled craftsmen. The matt black minute indications and the small seconds counter positioned at 1:30 are applied with an innovative 3D technique.

To ensure optimal legibility and aesthetic harmony, the seconds hand and the heart-shaped central hour and minute hands are polished black on the titanium version while are gold-coated on the red gold variant.

 Speake Marin's new Openworked Sandblasted watches

At the heart of the Sandblasted Titanium and Sandblasted Red Gold is the self-winding in- house calibre SMA01. This movement with fully integrated micro-rotor, which allows for a reduced case thickness, was entirely designed and assembled by the well-known workshop Le Cercle des Horlogers in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Its 4Hz frequency beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and the single barrel guarantees 52-hour power reserve.

 Speake Marin's new Openworked Sandblasted watches

The new SMA01 calibre features exceptional watchmaking decorations visible through the sapphire crystal porthole. From the sandblasted bridges with polished chamfered profiles to the sunray and microbeaded finishes of the oscillating mass, embellished with the brand’s logo topping tool and secured by a bridge with vertical satin finish. Both components feature polished bevelled edges and are gold coated. The high level of attention paid to finishing and decoration also includes the Ø2 mm circular-graining motif on the back of the dial, the engraved values on the barrel, the polished screws, and more.

The engraving on the barrel, clearly visible on the dial side at 5 o’clock, expresses the 8 fundamental values of Speake Marin: respect, independence, liberté, unique, authenticité, Genève, créativité, modernité. All of these represent the Maison Speake Marin in the past, present and future of the brand. These words, meaningful and intense, are the very essence of our creations. Finally, the jewels add a touch of colour to the calibre.

Both versions are set with a grey or black leather strap respectively closed by a 18K red gold pin buckle or a titanium folding buckle matching the case materials. The Sandblasted Titanium has a recommended retail price of CHF22,200 excl. taxes for the 38mm and CHF22,600 excl. taxes for the 42mm. The Sandblasted Red Gold has a recommended retail price of CHF 34,000 excl. taxes for the 38mm and CHF 38,700 excl. taxes for the 42mm.

Founded in 2002 by a British watchmaker and then passed on in 2012 to Christelle Rosnoblet, a woman entrepreneur of emotion and ambition. Expressions of a racy and modern style, the timepieces assert themselves as resolutely strong, precise and ambassadors of Fine Watchmaking. Since 2015 Speake Marin has initiated a movement strategy that aims to develop and assemble movements in-house within Le Cercle des Horlogers located at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

The positioning of the small second at 1:30 on Speake Marin watches follows the objective of diverting the watchmaking codes: Speake Marin remains the only watchmaker that positions its small second at this point. This is a real constraint in terms of movement construction, as the second must pass through the time setting module. In 2023, the brand counts eleven movements developed in-house.

 Speake Marin's new Openworked Sandblasted watches

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