After the success of the One&Two Openworked last year, which introduced the uplifted Piccadilly case and the in-house movement SMA01, Speake-Marin now launches the new generation of One&Two with closed but nevertheless blissfully interesting dial: The One&Two Academic.
After the departure of the founder, many in the watch universe worried what would become of Speake-Marin. To everyone’s great relief, what the manufacturer presented at the SIHH 2018, laid most fears to rest. One of the new models was the One&Two Academic. Designer Eric Giroud was entrusted to shape the style of this watch. It’s unmistakable that the essence characterizing Speake-Marin’s models, is still clearly visible although paired with a modern touch; the characteristic design elements fans love so much, are still there. Excellent news!
The famous Piccadilly case has been thoughtfully revised; it is a bit slimmer and the lugs have been shaped more ergonomic to improve its comfort on the wrist. The One&Two Academic comes in two different cases: with 38 or 42 mm in diameter. In addition, the cases are made from titanium which means they are incredibly light. This combination means, the One&Two Academic is suited for almost every wrist – and taste.
The cases are water-resistant up to 3 atm.
The elegant and plain dial presents itself in different layers which add depth to the design. The centre is polished, the periphery matte. Speake-Marin has positioned the running seconds between 12 and 3 o’clock and to balance the design, the brand logo slipped at the position between 6 and 9 o’clock. This is original and – working perfectly. The dial is paired with the signature rhodium plated hands and it comes in different colors: silvery white, metallic blue or slate grey. Every version comes with stunning and eclectic orange accents on the dial which we love very, very much. We think these add to the cool and
Inside the Speake-Marin One&Two Academic works the Calibre SMA03, a in-house automatic movement. Its originality lies in the eccentric display of the small seconds. This choice required a greater intricacy from the movement – all the more because Speake-Marin wanted to keep its very slim state of only 4.2 mm. The calibre provides a power reserve of 52 hours.
The movement can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back.
All versions are completed by a leather strap and are limited editions of varying quantities.