Independent watchmaker Speake-Marin has sent word that it will be launching a new Resilience model at BaselWorld 2016. This new reference will feature a black dial, a rose-gold case, and will be limited to just eight pieces.
The Resilience watches, which are part of the brand’s J-Class collection, hit the market not long after Peter Speake-Marin founded his company back in 2002. The collection now comprises five different watch types, with the Resilience boasting the most classic looks within the collection and, when compared to all other Speake-Marin timepieces.
The familiar Piccadilly 42mm case makes a return, and here, Speake-Marin decorates the black lacquer dial with Gothic-style Arabic numerals, and near the six o’clock position, the brand’s topping tool logo and ‘Swiss Made’ text. The use of Arabic numerals and the presence of the logo differentiate this new timepiece – the current Resilience lacks the logo and makes use of Roman numerals.
The brand’s signature ‘Foundation’ style hands also return on the new timepiece but whereas the current reference features heat blued steel hands, the limited edition has red-gold hands. Rounding up the aesthetics , the new timepiece is presented with a black alligator strap with a pink-gold pin buckle.
This Resilience model, like all the other watches in the J-Class collection, relies on a Vaucher 3002 automatic calibre. The movement offers 50 hours of power reserve when fully wound, and can be viewed through the rear sapphire crystal caseback.
This new Resilience timepiece is expected to carry a retail price of approximately US $22,000.
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