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Offline takashi78

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Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:33:25 PM »
First off many thanks to Khronos which is the official AD for Peter Speake-Marin and their lovely team of staff who hosted this event specially for the members of MWF.

It was a small and intimate event and thanks to the members who took time to come.

Apologize for not having a group shoot or a table shoot of the people who came, everyone was just too concentrated on what Peter had to say about the brand and his life's work.

He started out briefly talking about what independent watchmaking was and how he started in the business to cater to people who were new to his works and the indie watch scene.

The then went through the various series of his works and how some pieces or collection evolved through time.

Always an eye opener to hear how some pieces were created be it the special dial of the Spirit Pioneer mk2 or the other pieces.

The session lasted almost 4hrs  :o and Peter had many stories to share.

On to the pics and i shall post more tomorrow.

Some pieces ready for the presentation


Peter welcoming everyone








Speaking about the minute repeater tourbillon




The new Triad art piece on the wrist



The Dong Son for the Vietnam market







Stay tuned for closeups of the Triad Art Piece in the next posting  :Cheers:
« Last Edit: September 21, 2013, 01:37:12 PM by danny »

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 12:57:37 AM »
thanks peter for the invitation and good photos :Cheers:

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 08:46:08 AM »
is the Renaissance collection showing on that day? how i wish i could on hand and keep staring at it for one day long !

sad cant join this gathering, such a great chance to meet a passionate watch maker

nice pix btw pete  :thumbsup:

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 08:54:28 AM »
Yah would have loved to join and meet everyone there. Hopefully the next GTG.

Nice pics, Peter. Wonder who were in some of the pics?  ???
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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 09:24:24 AM »
Members of the forum off course.
Identity?
Come join our next GTG to find out.

David,
Entire range except the minute repeater was present. Too bad didnt have time to photo them all.

I think were actually in the way of the next event, thats how long we stayed !  :Laughing_on_floor:
AD needed to setup for the evening event  :P

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 10:08:36 AM »
Peter, Thanks for sharing. All of us looks great and serious in your black & white.

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 10:16:14 AM »
Great pictures on what seems to be a fantastic event! Thanks for sharing, Peter. I was blown away when I first saw the pictures of the Triad on its webpage. Can't wait to see more posting of that and hope to see it in-the-metal one day!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 11:56:55 AM »
Time for some pics of the Triad  ;D

Shooting was hard as i was not using any macro lens.



Comes with the Eros 5-day movement


Different layers on the dial such a joy to view up close  ;D




If i remember correctly pvd blued rotor


Members examining the watch up close as it was passed around



Case back of the in house SM calibre, polished titanium case


Comparing lacquer vs enamel dial



Peter explaining about the origins of the Piccadilly concept


The Spirit Pioneer Mk2



Some snacks graciously offered by Khronos, too busy mingling to take more pics  :P





This loupe is da bomb !!!  :o


Ooppps  :P


Close up time  :Dancing_banana:







Peter explaining on the process of creating the enamel dials




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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 12:25:30 PM »
Nice report.
The loupe... Is it the loupe system by a hong kong maker?
Any news in a full fledged sports watch?
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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 12:29:49 PM »
Peter, thx for the pics & nice report of event.  ;D

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 12:31:44 PM »
You are correct Hanz!




Asking one of our bros in HK to check it out  ;D


Alvin,

Pitty you didnt bring ur camera with you, you are much better at it than me  ;D

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 12:33:46 PM »
As for the sports watch question, the Spirit Pioneer is already meant to slot in that "range" for the time being.

New evolution of the model will be launched in time maybe every BASEL.

Although the SP is at 42mm, because it is relatively thin, even with the signature lugs it sits nicely on the wrist. Coupled with the soft strap.

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 02:42:44 PM »
Time for some pics of the Triad  ;D

Shooting was hard as i was not using any macro lens.



Comes with the Eros 5-day movement


Comparing lacquer vs enamel dial




The Triad looks Sweet!!!!

Is that a HMS there?

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013, 06:21:08 PM »
Quite surprise so many independent watchmaker "graduate" from Renaud n papi.. Or shd I say inspire by papi?

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2013, 08:16:39 PM »
Very surprised myself.
All were colleagues at the same time.

The next generation would be very interesting as this one have already pushed a lot of boundaries.

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2013, 08:24:55 PM »
Now this you don't get to see everyday or even experience it yourself.

One of the member was taking delivery of his Serpent Date and the strap was too long, who better to change and take out the strap of the watch than the man behind the brand himself Mr PSM  ;D



The design of the bar is much larger than usual, why?
Everything Peter designs he emphasize on extra strength and durability. So its not a "spring bar" but held together by 2 screws.
Ok steady hands now  :P



Look at the size   :P


Spirit Pioneer mk2 looks mighty fine on the wrist  :Dancing_banana:



Look who decide to join the party, they were once colleagues  ;D



Another indie decides to join in as well



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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2013, 08:26:18 PM »
sidestreaker,

Yes thats a HMS model.
But when i bought it back then the series wasn't name as such.

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2013, 10:19:48 PM »
wahhhh whose Gronefeld 1 Hertz is that?
 :o :shocked1: :Startled: :thumbsup:
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Personal taste and preferences evolve over years, hopefully not 1 full circle otherwise it means we haven't learnt a single thing.

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2013, 10:29:47 PM »
Jos, you know....  ;)

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2013, 08:19:39 AM »
The MIH is very nice. Can spot the watch from a mile away..  ;D

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2013, 08:21:42 AM »
Great pics and report Peter. Many thanks.

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2013, 10:16:15 AM »
To me the MIH is a rare bird in that, although it looks so simple, but those who know.
Once u see it, BAM....MIH it is.

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2013, 11:35:09 AM »
The MIH is very nice. Can spot the watch from a mile away..  ;D

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2013, 11:52:09 AM »
No one else who came took pics?

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Re: Event report: Peter Speake-Marin host MWF members
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2013, 12:47:47 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Interesting pics.
Itu Peter ada sikit sikit macam Russel Crowe ..hehe.  I mean PSM...not our Peter (sorry bro... ;D)
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