Speake-Marin are doing their bit to save the rhinos with its new Art-Series Rhinoceros
Speake-Marin the Art-Series
In 2006 Speake-Marin started the Art-Series, incorporating traditional watchmaking techniques such as enameling, engraving, and Maki-e. This year they have decided to launch a limited edition Art-Series dedicated to a cause close to their hearts – endangered species. Each year they will choose a different charitable organization, and they will donate a part of the sale of each piece.
“Save the Rhino International”
This year, Speake-Marin developed a limited edition of 9 pieces in partnership with the London-based charity ” Save the Rhino International,” who work to protect the rhinoceros natural habitat and reduce illegal trade. For each watch sold, Speake-Marin will donate CHF 3,000 to the Sumatra Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia.
Speake-Marin Art-Series Rhinoceros
The timepiece comes in two case sizes, 38mm or 42mm, both in titanium, and is fitted with the in-house SMA03 Calibre. This is the first time that Speake-Marin introduces a small seconds at 1:30 on a closed dial. The silver rhinoceros on the dial is achieved using a master stamp, which took over 40 hours to sculpt by hand. The stamp is then reproduced on each dial and hand-finished with an oxidizing acid, which results in a unique shade of gray. The black strap is made from lime tree wood (tilia europaea specie), with the interior layer in natural cork, and is FSC-forests certified.