The name Speake-Marin resonates profoundly with a number of watch enthusiasts around the globe, and with good reason. He is without a doubt one of the most talented independent watchmakers of this century and, like his passionate colleagues, he is unreservedly committed to his craft.
Those who know Peter admire him for his unrelenting drive and will to succeed, not to mention his exemplary watch-making abilities. At the same time he is also well regarded for his affable nature and approachable demeanor, demonstrating on numerous occasions both his willingness and indeed desire to meet with past, present and future customers, as well as just watch enthusiasts in general (this author included).
And now, he might just be coming to a city near you.
The Marin 2 World Tour
If you have been following the Speake-Marin story you will know that over the past few years he has spent countless hours and invested significant sums of his own money into developing his own in-house calibre, the superb SM2, which made its maiden appearance this year in the highly-praised Marin 1, at Basel World 2010 (pictured above).
The sublime SM2 Calibre.
Now, after many more hours of hard work he is almost ready to unveil his next creation; the Marin 2. This new piece will feature a manual winding movement, a variation of the new in-house calibre SM2, which allows for a thinner case and – without the winding rotor blocking the view – grants the fascinated observer a full appreciation of the movement through the display back.
A Marin 2 prototype…bring on the finished product!
In Peter’s own words he has put his heart and soul into this watch and is eager to learn what you, his fans, think. The difference is that unlike so many others, he actually means it and to prove it, he will be undertaking a world tour in September this year to effectively launch the Marin 2 in person.
The tour will begin in Canada and encompass the USA, Hong Kong, Australia Singapore, Vietnam, Japan
and Malaysia. So if you leave in or around any of these areas this could be your chance to meet one of the world’s best independent watch-maker’s and listen first-hand as he explains the intricate details of his latest creation.
The master at work.
To stay up to date with all the details of Peter Speake-Marin’s up-coming world-tour and to follow his progress around the globe be sure to check out and ‘like’ his regularly updated and highly informative facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SpeakeMarin.
The Final Word
This is a unique opportunity to meet one of the greats of the horological world and experience first hand the ineffable charisma and passion that is Peter Speake-Marin. Having had this great man explain the intricate details of his creations to me first-hand, I can guarantee that this an event that any true watch enthusiast will cherish for years to come.
So don’t miss out, join the Facebook fan page and keep up to date with all the details and who knows, in the not too distant future you could be shaking the very hand that has crafted and constructed some of the most exceptional timepieces of the last decade!