PERTINENT & DEMANDING
On the occasion of Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023, the brand revealed a new generation of its sporty-chic model, with futuristic lines and a new date display.
Details make the difference. While the black dial of the Ripples Date features the undulations characteristic of the collection’s timepieces, this delicate mix of light and shadow now comes with a discreet window at 6 o’clock. On the inside, a date regularly ticks off its numbering. The presence of this new feature, harmoniously placed within the hour circle composed of markers, does not in any way alter the refined and relaxed personality of the watches in the Speake Marin line. Moreover, the watch retains the emblematic slim steel case with softened angles, 40.3mm in diameter and only 9.20mm thick.
The “Big Ben” shaped hour and minute hands as well as the off-center small seconds at 2 o’clock are powered by the SMA03-TD caliber, developed and assembled using 162 components in the watchmaker’s Neuchâtel workshops. This self-winding movement, calibrated at 28,000 vibrations per hour, provides this new model with a 52-hour power reserve. The exquisite finishing of its Geneva waves bridges and micro-rotor are revealed through the sapphire back. As with all the models in the collection, this first edition of the Ripples Date comes with an integrated wristband crafted from polished and satin-finished metal links. It should be noted that Speake Marin ensures a limited production of only 250 timepieces per year. A chic, practical, and at the same time exclusive watch!