Peter Speake-Marin, the English watchmaker who has operated in Switzerland since 2002, opened his first UK retail location at Harrods this week.
Peter’s eponymous Speake-Marin brand is now available in the Fine Watch Room on the ground floor of the luxury Knightsbridge department store.
Harrods has been granted UK exclusivity for the Speake-Marin brand for one year and London exclusivity for two years.
After training at the now defunct Hackney Technical College in London, Speake-Marin continued his studies at WOSTEP, completing the high end complication course. From there he worked at the restoration department of Somlo Antiques before moving to Le Locle where he worked for Renaud & Papi.
He became a member of the AHCI and, as an independent began working as consultant with the likes of Harry Winston, MB&F and Mai?tres du Temps. He launched his own brand in 2002 and has devoted his efforts to it since 2008.
WatchPro met Speake-Marin at Baselworld where he unveiled his first timepieces for women, single and dual time zone watches called Shenandoah, joining the ranks of the brand’s jumping hour, perpetual calendar, tourbillon and minute repeater pieces.