Peter Speake-Marin Spirit Mark 2 Watch

Peter Speake-Marin Spirit Mark 2 Watch

Peter Speake Marin Spirit Mark 2 Watch   watch releases

Searching for something you will likely never see on another wrist? Peter Speake-Marin may have just the watch for you. The luxury watchmaker has announced a re-imagining of their Spirit Pioneer, nicely named the Spirit Mark 2. The Spirit Mark 2 is a redesign of the original Spirit Pioneer in that is follows the same form, but does so via a new movement, case, and dial which present a gorgeous three-hand display that is instantly recognizable as being a Speake-Marin design.

Peter Speake Marin Spirit Mark 2 Watch   watch releases

The Spirit Mark 2 features the Speake-Marin signature Piccadilly three piece case, lending a 42 x 12mm sizing that is perfect for this design. I have seen a Peter Speake-Marin Piccadilly in person and the proportions are spot-on and make for a gorgeous watch with strong lugs and a detailed case design that is both unobtrusive and thoughtful. The Spirit Mark 2 features a circular ground finishing on the fixed and sterile bezel that surrounds an anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal. Timekeeping is managed by the TT738 automatic movement which incorporates twin barrels to offer 120 hours of power reserve. Unlike many other Speake-Marin models which feature a display case back, the Spirit Mark 2 is fitted with a low-profile solid case back which means owners will not be allowed a view of the custom rotor that has become a signature element within Peter Speake-Marin designs (though the shape is seen on the dial above the 6 o'clock marker).

Peter Speake Marin Spirit Mark 2 Watch   watch releases

With a US price tag of $9980, the Spirit Mark 2 is a decidedly exclusive watch with a refreshing design which will stand out against the usual suspects from Rolex, Omega and Panerai. I think this new model looks stunning and should prove to be just as successful as the Spirit Pioneer. While a Speake-Marin may not be for everyone, well-heeled collectors should take note of their individualistic styling, very low production numbers, and a production process which incorporates almost exclusively bespoke parts.

6 comments
SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Be it rendering or touched photo, the liquid-looking steel with the black hole dark dial looks absolutely delicious, and I want it on the wrist. The $w0k is a spicy meatball though.

JonnyD
JonnyD

''The shape of the custom rotor can be seen above 6 on the dial'', I'd much rather see it through a display case back, especially at the price. Very clean case design and super legible dial though.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

I know it's just a rendering, but I am a sucker for these designs.  It's just so pretty, polished to perfection.  Still, there are a lot of options at this price point.  Despite how much I like it, it probably wouldn't be my first choice.

cluedog12
cluedog12

Design-wise, this is not my favorite PSM - that distinction belongs to the Thalassa M2. Regardless, the design is unique and the choice of movement is reasonable given the price point and low production numbers. I appreciate the transparency as there's no shame in using a modified thirty party movement if it's up to the task and the finishing is good and functional (a la IWC ). The 5-day power reserve is a nice bonus, but not entirely useful for a time-only automatic watch. Although nobody cares, the proportions are better than the original Pioneer Spirit, so I'm sure this model will sell out. I wouldn't be so sure that the TT738 is equipped with the PSM signature rotor though as that would be a bit profligate. 

nateb123
nateb123

A Technotime movement eh?  I know they're Swiss Made but owned by Chung Nam.  From what I understand, they're not bad.  Finishing looks pretty good.  They make their own balance springs (though still out of Elinvar) and can be COSC certified.  But at 10K, I can think of quite a few things I'd prefer to get instead.  A steel Zenith Elite,  IWC or Breguet perhaps.

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

@Kris C  

The watch head appears to be a render while the band appears to be an image what was 'shopped' in with the render. Assuming the dial is part of the render, it can be as black as midnight which may or may be the case if they produce an actual watch. I agree it's nice looking, but just saying...