The latest from Speake-Marin, Peter's Piccadilly Serpent Calendar returns...
This time the Serpent Calendar is only being made in two metals, either 18k RG or stainless steel. As previously offered it is available in two cases sizes, 42mm & 38mm, but now features a new caliber, the Eros 1. An automatic caliber with twin main spring barrels, it has a 5 day power reserve when fully wound. Differing slightly is the profile, a slimmer case and stepped bezel make for an arguably more elegant overall watch. Having said that, I personally prefer the original 38mm case, with it's drum style case, but each to his own as the saying goes.
Up first is the lovely 18k RG version:
Here is the 42mm cased execution
Another change Peter has made is the choice of a shorter Serpent date hand, that now points to the date ring inside the classic roman numerals rather than the previous iteration that had the date on the outside. A slightly cream colored lacquered 2 layered dial is used and the stunning blued steel Foundation style hands.
The straight-on view of the 42mm RG Piccadilly Serpent Calendar.
Here is the back revealing the blued signature Speake-Marin "Topping tool" rotor of the Eros 1 caliber.
This is the 38mm steel version.
Peter's blued steel Foundation style hands are sublime.