While the tourbillon may have been invented more than two centuries ago to improve timekeeping precision, it is its striking visual aspect that appeals so strongly to this most British of Swiss watch brands.
The Magister Tourbillon watch is inspired by the Foundation Pocket Watch, the first time-piece to leave the Speake-Marin workshop 15 years ago, which gave birth to the Speake-Marin design and brand.
It comes in a 42mm Piccadilly case in grade 5 polished titanium or red gold, water-resistant to 30 metres, and completed with anti-reflective sapphire crystal, at the front and back.
Crowned with the Speake-Marin topping tool logo, the tourbillon turning inside its cage at 6 o'clock animates the enamel dial with tapered Roman numerals. The automatic SM3 tourbillon calibre beats at 21,600 vib/h, offers more than 72-hour power reserve and displays the hours and minutes. It includes a 950 platinum micro-rotor, rhodium-plated German silver bridges and a Glucydur balance.
The watch is worn on a hand-stitched alligator leather strap with titanium or red gold buckle.