Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Speake-Marin Velsheda Mechanical Watch

Speake-Marin Velsheda Mechanical Watch
Nautically inspired, the Velsheda watch is named after the "J Class" yacht that was built in the 1930s and is still racing today. While the Piccadilly case suggests early marine chronometers, it is the dial that first captures our attention. Featuring a single blued steel hand that extends across its entire diameter, it is the backdrop for the fascinating optical effect of two superimposed topping tool motifs, the Speake-Marin logo, rotating at different speeds.
Speake-Marin Velsheda Mechanical Watch

Counter-balanced at one end by a pointer and at the other by an arc, this hand creates a compass aesthetic that is accentuated by the fine, five-minute graduations around the peripheral chapter ring… an invitation to take to the seas.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, Vaucher calibre 3002, 28 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, Speake-Marin topping tool mystery rotor, hand-finished bridges and rotor, 50-hour power reserve.
Functions
Time
Case
Piccadilly case in 5N 18K polished red gold, 42 mm Two crown positions: hand-winding and stop-seconds Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, front and back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)
Dial
Multi-layered white lacquer with tapered Roman numerals Single polished and blued hand with topping tool central hub Polished and blued steel topping tool central seconds wheel Peripheral chapter ring
Bracelet/strap
Hand-stitched alligator with 5N 18K red gold buckle

Speake-Marin Press