Solent - Cardinal

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Black Silicone

An automatic 3-hander with matte blasted case, black and yellow contrasting dial, nautical divider hands, sapphire crystal and exhibition porthole case back.

The Cardinal sports a black, subtly textured dial, with hidden recessed yellow ring beneath the chamfered bezel. The unusual and eye-catching matte case will patina over time, to give a completely unique look to the watch.

 

- 42mm diameter, 10.5mm depth
- 22mm lug distance
- Bead-blasted bespoke case
- Sapphire domed crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Three-piece dial with signature yellow coloured ring
- Nautical divider hands, hairline running seconds hand
- Exhibition case-back
- Custom crown with concave cap
- 10ATM (100m) water resistance
- 62.7g (without strap)
- 1-year warranty

- Miyota 9039 automatic mechanical movement
- 28,800bph
- 24 jewels
- Automatic (with hand-winding capability)
- 40+ hour power reserve
- Accuracy -10 ~ + 30 sec/day
- Japanese Made
- Hours, minutes, sweep second, hacking function, parashock anti-shock

The Devil's In The Detail

The first thing you notice about the Cardinal is its incredibly unusual and eye-catching matte case - which is designed to patina over time to give a completely unique look to your watch - complemented by the polished face of the crown, a small flash of embellishment. The case design is a combination of various energy-dissipating angles and chamfers, inspired by lighthouses and ocean-furniture designed to withstand brutal environments.

The Cardinal dial takes inspiration from navigational buoys of the same name, used in maritime pilotage to indicate the position of sub-surface hazards, such as wrecks, reefs and rocky-outcrops, by displaying the direction to which you must pass the buoy - either North, East, South or West - using a simple set of triangular marks.

NAVIGATING

The dial takes inspiration from navigational buoys of the same name, used in maritime pilotage to indicate the position of sub-surface hazards by displaying the direction to which you must pass the buoy - using a simple set of triangular marks.

Depth Dynamics

The dial replicates the cardinal points at 3, 6, 9 & 12 in signature yellow. The hidden, recessed colour ring brings an element of complexity, with the chamfered upper ring adding depth dynamics - a real treat for the eyes.

Patina

The Cardinal sports an incredibly unusual and eye-catching matte case - which is designed to patina over time to give a completely unique look to your watch - complemented by the polished face of the crown, a small flash of embellishment.

As Free As The Birds

A porthole-style caseback for the Solent showcases the spectacular engineering marvel that is the Miyota 9039. Surrounding this are the words of Sir Alec Rose:

"I had a good ship under me and I felt as free as the birds that circled above. I was king of my little world."

Small Batch

Our watches are produced in small batches and each watch is finished with a unique serial number - which you can choose using the drop down list above.

I own a number of Marloe watches and the Solent Cardinal is a great addition. It's so easy to read the time at a quick glance.

Jan B.

This is my second Marloe watch and I absolutely love it. I particularly like the hidden yellow ring that's only visible from certain angles.

Kevin W.

Just a stunning piece! Beautifully crafted and loving the literature that comes with the watch to inform you about the inspiration behind the design.

Stuart D.

SHOESTRING SAILOR

When you think of great British sailors, the names Chichester, Knox-Johnston and Cowper come to mind. But one man quietly goes under the radar - Alec Rose, a fruit merchant from Southsea, single-handedly raced across the Atlantic in 1964 before achieving his life's ambition to sail around the world. 

His is a story of a dream realised through ambition, with no sponsorship or financial gain, and in turn becoming inspiration to millions of people. A story that inspired the Solent. 

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ROBUST SIZING

The case of the Solent measures 42mm in diameter, a comfortable size for most wrists, and features 22mm lugs - a modern sizing combination. To the peak of the domed crystal the watch has a depth of 10.5mm, whilst the 47mm lug-to-lug sizing complements the case perfectly.

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