Baselworld 2013: Introducing The Peter Speake-Marin Triad, Featuring A Triple Time Display

The first watch in the new Mechanical Art Collection from Speake-Marin, the Triad features three sets of hands. An open dial reveals the gears driving the hands.

Peter Speake-Marin has just announced the peculiar looking Triad, a limited edition wristwatch with three sets of hands. This, however, is not a triple time zone watch, all the hands are synchronised and show the same time. The hands, which are in blued steel, are driven by rose gold-plated gears shaped like a topping tool, the Speake-Marin logo. And in the centre is a seconds hand similarly shaped like a topping tool.

Below the gears is the brushed, rhodium-plated base plate of the Eros 2 calibre, made from German silver. Based on the TT 738 movement from Technotime, the Eros 2 has a five day power reserve and is fitted with the Speake-Marin signature mystery rotor in the form of a blued steel topping tool.

And the text on the dial refers to the three-note chord in music called a triad, played simultaneously for a single tone, hence the “3 NOTES 1 MEANING” on the lower right quadrant of the dial. The case is the 42 mm Piccadilly case, with a red gold bezel. This is a limited edition of 88 pieces. This is a strange watch that is quite far removed from the typical Speake-Marin. As with all Speake-Marin watches I am sure the materials and build is superb, but I’m not quite sure what to make of the aesthetics. – SJX

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