In 1996 Peter Speake-Marin begin work on his Foundation Watch, the first timepiece to bear his name. Inside was a tourbillon bearing his famous "topping tool" design. Today, Speake-Marin introduces the Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon, featuring two one-minute tourbillons linked by a limited-slip spring clutch.
“The tourbillon is one of the things that I love most about watchmaking. 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, cant offer. It’s something which, for me, is quite profound, illustrating the passing of time."
Peter Speake-Marin
The Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon features a beautiful enamel dial on the right of the watch, with the two tourbillons on the left. A 72-hour power reserve indicator lives above the dial, and a day / night indicator below. The limited-slip spring clutch averages out any differences in rate between the two tourbillons, and links them to their respective gear trains. Each gear train is powered by its own barrel that is wound simultaneously.
Peter Speake-Marin's Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon is available in a limited edition of 5 pieces in white gold and 5 in red gold. For more information, visit Peter Speake-Marin's website.
Technical Specifications
MOVEMENT: SM/CDH Calibre SM6, manual wound vertical double tourbillon movement
INDICATIONS: Off set hours, minutes with power reserve and day/night indicators
POWER RESERVE: ~ 70 hours
CASE: Piccadilly case in 18K white gold ; front and back sapphire crystals treated with antireflective coating
WATER RESISTANCE: 3 bar (30 meters)
DIAL: White enamel dial
HANDS: Speake-Marin signature “Foundation” style hands in heat blued steel
STRAP: Alligator; pin buckle in 18K white gold