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KNOW-HOW


Workshop

In our workshop in the Neuchâtel region, Speake-Marin has its own Research & Development department, which creates and prototypes exclusive movements from scratch. Then, the watchmakers build and assemble the timepieces in the rigorous Swiss watchmaking tradition where know-how and excellence are the keywords.

It takes some forty different skills to produce a timepiece, which reflects the diversity of people needed to create a new timepiece. From design to movement development and production, the last steps are assembling and the external parts decoration. Thus, to develop a timepiece from A to Z requires not only technical skills but design, manual and artistic abilities. Speake-Marin hires the most talented people to do so and is proud to have a team, who has the key competencies internally and is able to fulfil the dreams of true watch lovers.

MOVEMENTS

Since 2012, Speake-Marin initiated a movement strategy to fully develop and assemble in-house manufacture movements within its atelier in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland.
This new strategy gave birth to the SMA collection, which includes openworked, closed dials and haute horlogerie movements.

The entire SMA collection with 4HZ movements has an integrated micro-rotor and a strong element positioned at 1:30: a small second counter, date, or even a flying tourbillon. The objective was to enhance a function at 1:30, which remains easily legible even when you wear a jacket.

Position a strong element at 1:30 meets Speake-Marin’s objective to break away from the traditional watchmaking codes. It is actually a real constraint in term of movement development to position a function at 1:30 since it has to go through the time setting module.

British Heritage

Some Speake-Marin engraved designs involve such an astonishing level of detail that is impossible to achieve them by human hand. In such cases, Speake-Marin harnesses some of the latest technologies, including extremely innovative chemical etching processes, to create amazingly intricate motifs.

Belle Horlogerie

The dials, movements and cases of Speake-Marin timepieces feature some of the most stunning hand-engraving ever seen in watchmaking – intricate patterns, detailed depictions and sublime finishing that catch the eye and take the breath away in equal measure.

British Heritage

Some Speake-Marin engraved designs involve such an astonishing level of detail that is impossible to achieve them by human hand. In such cases, Speake-Marin harnesses some of the latest technologies, including extremely innovative chemical etching processes, to create amazingly intricate motifs.

Belle Horlogerie

The dials, movements and cases of Speake-Marin timepieces feature some of the most stunning hand-engraving ever seen in watchmaking – intricate patterns, detailed depictions and sublime finishing that catch the eye and take the breath away in equal measure.