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Speake-Marin – Tomorrow never dies
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Speake-Marin – Tomorrow never dies

Tuesday, 17 May 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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For the very first time, Peter Speake-Marin combines two of his leitmotifs on the same dial. The Skull Face to Face Tourbillon uses the English watchmaker’s favourite complication to remind us that life is short. And oh so sweet!

Peter Speake-Marin became fascinated with the idea of the Memento mori from an early age, and so skulls have been part of the Speake-Marin DNA for more than ten years. This is, however, the first time that the English watchmaker has combined, on the same dial, the skull theme with a tourbillon, mixing art and technicality.
Face to Face’s intricate double gold skull engraving has been etched onto the dial using a chemical etching technique. The two skulls are face to face to illustrate a reflection in time. The bezel is also set with 36 baguette diamonds (2.16 carats), an association with eternity as “diamonds are for ever”.

Speake Marin Skull Face to Face Tourbillon
Speake Marin Skull Face to Face Tourbillon

The Magister Tourbillon at 6 o’clock features a hand-finished 60-second tourbillon. Turning the tourbillon over, the hand-finished movement can be fully appreciated through the display back. Offset on the main bridge is the noble platinum micro-rotor, its strong and sober aesthetic counterbalanced by the intricate complexity of the tourbillon.
The lower tourbillon cage is supported by a striking paddle-shaped bridge offering clear visual access to the surrounding gears below. The rhodium-finished German silver bridges and main plate are circular-grained with polished screw heads and polished countersinks. Technical details are engraved and gilded on the bridges either side of the platinum rotor.
The Skull Face to Face Tourbillon is a limited edition of 8 pieces.

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