29 May '15, 6pm


The HK auctions are great for one thing, and that's ripping a deal on a modern independent watch. Peter Speake-Marin is one of the watch world's favorite sons, a WOSTEP-trained Brit living in Switzerland making some absolutely charming watches (we reviewed one here ). Bonhams has one of his Picadilly-cased perpetual calendars in steel with a PVD-coated skeletonized dial. The base caliber is an ETA, but the perpetual calendar mechanism is indeed proprietary to Speake-Marin, and if we are to go by serial number, this is the seventh perpetual made in the series. The watch is seemingly unworn and comes with full boxes and papers. PSM's Picadilly cases are a love/hate look, but his watchmaking ability and Peter himself are indisputable in terms of respect from his peers. This is a simply fantastic watch for a fraction of retail, and our guess is many will overlook this lot. The...

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