Photoessay: The Speake-Marin Immortal Dragon

One of the more unusual watches I’ve photographed, the Immortal Dragon is both immaculately finished on the dial and the movement – the watch has both serious horological pedigree (being from the atelier of highly respected independent watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin and some pretty unique aesthetics. The dial was hand-engraved in relief by master engraver Kees Engelberts, and the watch is a piece unique destined for the Asian market in honor of the current lunar year of the dragon. MT

This series shot with a Nikon D700, AFS 60/2.8 G Micro, and Zeiss ZM 2.8/28 Biogon with Leica M-F adaptor and multiple speedlights.

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  1. guy lucas de Peslouan says:

    Cool pics… congrats
    I had also photograph it. This watch is crazy and really beautifull. like it so much….

    • Thank you. Sadly – there is only one piece!! By the way, do you happen to be the photographer for AP and Richard Mille also?

  2. Wow, this is a really nice watch. Also, the detail in the dragon scales which you’ve emphasized in the 3rd pic is amazing. I shudder to think at the price tag associated with this watch ….

    • Thanks – I actually have no idea how much the watch costs, I’m just the photographer. They gave it to me and said ‘don’t drop it’…

  3. This face is siiiiicccccck!

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