Friday, April 8, 2016

The Velsheda Deco

From Speake-Marin -
Courtesy of Speake-Marin
This was one of the pieces from Speake-Marin making its debut at this year's BaselWorld.  And to be honest, I was more than a little curious as to just what the name Velsheda was based on.  As it happens, it is named for a British "J Class" yacht constructed in the 1930s that is still being raced these many years later.

The case is the iconic Piccadilly style and is of stainless steel measuring 38 mm.  The dial is white enamel and truly stunning.  The scale is broken out in 15 minute segments 15 minutes, 30 minutes (as a marker), 45 minutes.  Being a single handed watch, this is a great assistance in getting closer to the actual time.  The hands are of steel and per Speake-Marin "heat treated blue".

The movement is Vaucher's 3002 which is self-winding with an advertised power reserve of 40 hours.

Here are the pertinents, straight from the source -

MOVEMENT: Calibre Vaucher 3002, self-winding movement. Dimensions: 30.40mm x 4.35mm.
FREQUENCY: 28,800vph / 4Hz

INDICATIONS: Central hours, minutes and seconds wheel POWER RESERVE: ~ 50 hours

CASE: Piccadilly case in steel
Front and back sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating DIAMETER: 38 mm

WATER RESISTANCE: 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL: Enamel dial. Black Roman numerals for the hours. Red arabic numerals for the 15 and 45 minutes segments
Chapter ring divided into graduations of 5 minutes

HANDS: Single central blued hand, central blued ‘topping tool’ seconds wheel.
Point of the hand in red.

STRAP: Alligator. Pin buckle in titanium 

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