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Looking for a one-of-a-kind timepiece to go with your favorite tuxedo? Well, the brand has just rolled out its British DNA in a daring design boasting ever-so exquisite finery.
You’re invited to a do that says the dress code’s Black Tie. Basically, this means you’ll need to wear a cocktail-formal outfit to this high-society gathering. And, there’s no better way to set it off than with can’t-do-without perfect accessories: a bow tie, cufflinks, and of course a watch. Black is an essential must, given its natural elegance. So, the grade 5 titanium-crafted Piccadilly case, redesigned in 2017 by watchmaker-designer Eric Giroud, will definitely go with your tux. This polished piece from the One & Two collection stands out with its black-lacquered dial featuring four XL-sized Roman numerals. Although they seem somewhat discreet during the day, they flaunt their real personality at night thanks to high-intensity luminescent Bilight® paint. As Speake Marin wishes to delight women and men alike, it proposes its Academic Black Tie model in two diameters, 38 and 42 mm.
Unusual hour and minute hands, along with a small seconds offset at 1:30, come into play in this alluring scenography, encircled by a gray-hued minute tracker interspersed with dashes of orange. Everything’s driven precisely by the SMA03 caliber equipped with a micro-rotor. This selfwinding movement delivers a power reserve of some 52 hours. And, to underscore perfect style, the Academic Black Tie watches are complemented by a comfortable dial-matching strap, fashioned in leather attached by a folding clasp.