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Press Release: Magister Tourbillon by Speake-Marin
« on: March 27, 2014, 09:34:49 AM »
Magister Tourbillon brings together everything that is quintessentially Speak-Marin: an eye-catching tourbillon, sculpted heat-blued hands, iconic Piccadilly case, fluted crown and finely finished movement, here featuring a platinum micro-rotor. Magister Tourbillon radiates a sophisticated aura, exuding the class and refinement for which Speake-Marin has become a byword.
The beautiful hand-finished tourbillon rotating at 6 o’clock is framed superbly by its stainless steel guard. The eye-catching, highly polished tourbillon bridge is made from Durnico maraging steel, chosen for its superior strength.

The tourbillon has played an important role in the story of Speake-Marin. The first timepiece ever to bear the Speake-Marin name was the Foundation Watch, a hand-made pocket watch which Peter Speake-Marin equipped with a tourbillon escapement. The watchmaker’s topping tool wheel motif in the Speake-Marin logo, which first appeared in the tourbillon cage of the Foundation Watch, can also be seen in the tourbillon cage of the Magister Tourbillon.

Peter Speake-Marin recognises the tourbillon’s capacity to improve timekeeping accuracy by averaging out positional errors due to gravity. However, it is the visual aspect of this mesmerising escapement that draws him to it.

“The tourbillon is one of the things that I love most about watchmaking,” he says. “Not because of the precision it gives to the timekeeping, but because of the animation it gives to the dial. It shows time moving in a way that a minute-repeater or a grande sonnerie, for example, won’t offer. It’s something which, for me, is extremely profound.”

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