Speake-Marin has signed Hollywood icon Pierce Brosnan as its official brand ambassador.
The Irish actor, best known for roles in the Thomas Crown Affair, Bond movies and Mama Mia, met with the watch brand’s founder, Peter Speake-Marin, on the set of one of his films and struck up a lasting friendship.
“This meeting of two artistic worlds, films and watches, developed into a genuine friendship,” said Speake-Marin, the London-born businessman who runs the company from Switzerland.
“I met Peter on the set of a film in which he was a consultant for a character who was a watchmaker,” Brosnan adds. “We spoke briefly; we both love what we do, and myself as a lover of watches I appreciated his genuine passion and subsequent designs. I acquired one of his time pieces and a dialogue ensued. When Peter asked me to be an ambassador for his work it was a simple answer.”
Swiss photographer Marco Grob shot the campaign in his New York studio.