Exclusive Interview: Peter Speake-Marin Talks About Leaving His Brand And His New Naked Watchmaker Ventures

 |  June 19th, 2017

Just a few days ago, Speake-Marin SA — the eponymous brand started by well-known and much-loved English watchmaker  Peter Speake-Marin — issued a statement noting that after 16 years, Peter Speake-Marin will be leaving his brand to pursue other interests. In fact, he is pursuing a new path, and today, in an exclusive interview, he discussed his plans with us and the launch of The Naked Watchmaker. Before you get too excited, he doesn’t actually get naked on the site, but instead, exposes…

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Quarter-Million-Dollar Watches as Seen at WatchTime New York

 |  November 10th, 2016

Recently, on our column Perfect Timing, on Forbes.com, we presented five of the most expensive watches seen at the recent WatchTime New York exhibit. Those timepieces include the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork Watch, $472,500, the  Breguet Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch, $460,700, the MB&F Horological Machine No. 6-SV, $398,000, Vacheron Constantin ‘sHarmony Tourbillon Chronograph, $240,700 and the A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Merite, $211,700. You can get all the details about those watches here. Now, we bring you a…

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Celebrating the 4th of July with 12 Red, White and Blue Watches (slideshow)

 |  July 1st, 2016

Independence Day is around the corner. In fact, this year the 4th of July falls on a Monday, giving us all a nice long weekend to relax and enjoy time off, time out and time on the wrist. So, for the fun of it, we bring you a look at 12 top red, white and blue watches. Indulge.  

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Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum .. Or a Peter Speake-Marin, Wealth Solutions Rum Watch with Rare 1780 Harewood Rum

 |  May 11th, 2016

Rum lovers take note: Wealth Solutions unveils the watch that you just may want to drink, as well as wear: Peter Speake-Marin’s Rum Watch– made with the oldest rum in the world, 1780 Harewood Light Rum. On our Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com today, we introduced the world to this new Peter Speake-Marin Rum watch, made with Wealth Solutions, procurers of rare spirits. The watch is the second in a new line of Spirit Watches that Wealth Solutions began earlier…

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Meet the Diamond Magister Dong Son Tourbillon from Peter Speake-Marin

 |  January 25th, 2016

The dong son drum serves as the source of inspiration for Peter Speake-Marin’s latest release: the Diamond Magister  Dong Son Tourbillon. The drum’s origins trace to the Red River Delta of Vietnam dating back to approximately 600 BC. The drums were typically used in harvest festivals and rituals such as weddings and funerals, as well as acting as  symbols of status and power for tribal leaders. Just about 200 of these drums have been found from areas ranging from eastern Indonesia…

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