Speake-Marin launched the first chronograph in the history of the brand: Spirit Seafire, filling the gap in the field of the brand.
Independent watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin has become the mainstay of independent watchmaking with his independently produced Triad mechanical art watches, Vegas watches, Ten watches, Renaissance tourbillon minute repeaters and Thelassa watches. . Every watch he makes with a Piccadilly case has a unique logo. Although many complication watches have been made, the only thing missing is a chronograph. Today, the launch of the Spirit Seafire chronograph will change that. The Spirit Seafire chronograph inspired by the warship is equipped with a titanium case and a dial of luminous material, which can be recognized by the hands of Speake-Marin at a glance.
The Spirit Seafire chronograph uses the classic layout of the chronograph-the small dial is located at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and the calendar window is set at 3 o’clock. People who love the Valjoux 7750 movement will feel familiar when they see this chronograph, because the movement used by the Seafire chronograph is the C99001-D movement, which is based on the Valjoux / ETA7550 movement. The 30-minute and 12-hour counters of the Spirit Seafire chronograph are located at 12 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The small seconds dial is located at 9 o’clock, and its form uses the Speake-Marin classic ‘topping tool’ wheel.
The hour and minute hands of the dial and the hour, minute and second hands of the chronograph are all coated with luminous material. Different styles of hollow hands are typical design elements of Speake-Marin.
The Spirit Seafire chronograph is equipped with a Speake-Marin’s Piccadilly case, and has been specially adapted for this chronograph and its buttons. The case is made of grade 5 titanium, with a diameter of 42 mm and a thickness of 15 mm. The case back is completely closed and engraved with the motto of the Spirit series: ‘fight, love, persistence’.