Not a day goes by here at Marloe Watch Company where we don’t think about, discuss or revisit our retired ranges.
From customers requesting the manufacturing of ‘just one more’ Lomond Vintage Coffee, to Gordon re-imagining a crown design for our in-development line, to taking a fond moment to glance down at the watches on our wrists; the watches that have been and gone from our online world remain with us, in spirit if not physically.
There has been a lot of demand for an archive of sorts; a place where Marloe customers can come, whether they have just recently discovered our company or are long-term friends, to explore the predecessors to the ranges we currently sell. With Marloe watches sometimes arising on the secondary market, it’s also helpful for buyers to have a place to come and explore the spec of these pieces, as demand grows and they quickly become collectors’ items.
And so we open the doors to the Marloe Watch Company Archives. Whether you’re keen to learn a little more about the watch on your wrist, or the watch you’re waiting for, or whether you’re simply curious to see how our story has evolved over the years through our designs; you’re in the right place.
Our first timepiece, the Cherwell, was inspired by the prestigious university city of Oxford and takes its name from the River Cherwell, which meanders through this City of Dreaming Spires.
With the Cherwell we strived to create the archetypal classic wristwatch, complimented by contemporary touches. As the Marloe Watch Company brand has grown, this fusion of tradition with contemporary design and innovation has remained at the centre of what we do.
We launched the Cherwell on Kickstarter in January 2016 and more than surpassed our target, enabling us to release four models; Black, White, Grey and Blue – with the Blue reserved exclusively for Kickstarter backers.
- 43mm diameter, 12mm depth
- Sea-Gull ST36 hand-wound mechanical movement
- Accuracy of +25/-15 seconds per day
- Polished bespoke case (Grey Dial had Bead-Blaseted Matte case)
- Double-domed sapphire crystal with AR coating
- Exhibition case-back with perimeter engraving
- Multi-layered dial
- 72g (with strap)
- 20mm lugs
- 3 ATM
Special Edition Cherwell
In August 2018, we released 10 celebratory Cherwell timepieces which were created to celebrate the third anniversary since its inception. We made six white dial and four black dial Cherwells, featuring an exclusive, highly decorative movement with blued screws and Côtes de Genève patterned plates. These Special Edition watches came with a sequentially numbered certificate of authenticity.
These Special Edition Cherwells sported a Navy Taiga Leather Strap with our new crown icon buckle, and matching hand-made navy leather travel case.
In the North-West of England lies a mountainous region of breathtaking beauty. The Lake District, with its valleys, woodlands, fells and lakes is captivating, and stirs a hunger for the great outdoors. It was home to some of English literature’s greatest and most revered writers and poets, including author William Wordsworth, who wrote of it on many occasions;
‘The loveliest spot that man hath found’
Bordered by woods and towering crags, Derwent Water is surrounded by the diverse magnificence of the Lake District – to its West rise the fells of Cat Bells, to the East, Friar’s Crag. The Derwent takes its name from this lake, as it was on her very banks that the concept was born.
Harking back to the dress watches of the 50s and 60s, the Derwent features a hi-dome custom acrylic crystal. Most watches of this era had solid case-backs, but the Derwent Classic offers a small porthole displaying the balance wheel smoothly oscillating back and forth, another contemporary element bringing this timepiece into the 21st Century.
- 38mm diameter, 9.3mm depth
- Miyota 6T33 hand-wound mechanical movement 28,800 bph
- Accuracy of +40/-20 seconds per day
- Stainless steel case
- Box profile acrylic crystal
- Porthole case-back with flat mineral crystal
- 53.2g (with strap)
- 20mm lugs
- 3 ATM
Lomond Chronoscope Collection
We love manual movements - they are the very essence of Marloe Watch Company and the slow living culture we strive for. The Cherwell was a success both in terms of the Kickstarter campaign and in connecting people in a new way; by bringing more interaction with their time and in doing so, understanding how better to use it. For the Lomond Chronoscope, we wanted to encourage that same connection, while offering something a bit more contemporary. And so, we turned again to Kickstarter; and once again we weren’t disappointed with the response.
The Lomond is named after one of Scotland's most famous Lochs which lies across the Highland Boundary Fault, considered to be the boundary between the lowlands and the highlands of Scotland. Loch Lomond is a gateway to the Highlands, and in-turn the Lomond watch was a gateway to the future for Marloe Watch Company. It expanded the growing range of timepieces, which by now included the original Kickstarter campaign's Cherwell and the new, smaller diameter Derwent, and continues to be one of the most highly sought-after ranges within our collection.
We wanted to create a timepiece with a foot in both the traditional and the contemporary; with a strikingly unique yet reassuringly familiar design. This was a more complex mechanical timepiece, offering both accurate timekeeping and time measurement, therefore the design needs to reflect the requirement for additional information whilst remaining true to our core belief; essentials only, clutter free design.
- 43m diameter x 11mm (13.65mm to crystal zenith)
- 22mm strap width
- Ceramic bezel insert - engraved and paint filled
- Custom profile high-dome acrylic crystal
- Exhibition case-back
- Seagull ST1901 column-wheel manual mechanical movement
- 21,600 bph
- 30-minute Chronoscope function
- 5 ATM / 50M water resistance
- Double o-ring crown construction
- C3 Superluminova
ONE-OF-A-KIND LOMOND VULCAN
To produce an exclusive one-off timepiece, that has never been made before or will again, had always been a dream of ours. We decided to run a prize draw, for one lucky customer to win a one-off Lomond Chronoscope.
This Lomond, named the Vulcan, was inspired by the colour scheme of the British Avro Vulcan jet. Gordon designed a unique dial, and we fitted it to our bead-blasted Lomond case with its matte ceramic Telemeter bezel and a set of polished hands. The result was quite remarkable, as was the resulting response we received to our prize-draw.
At Marloe we follow very few rules except one; nothing unnecessary. If it doesn’t need to be there, it shouldn’t be there. By following this ethos it allows us to design freely and accurately, knowing that only the elements that bring utility and clarity to the design will make the cut.
As such the Morar is, in our humble opinion, a watch in the purest form; no aesthetic quirks, no luxury materials and no claims of status. It is a robust, beautifully made, expertly engineered instrument that can withstand almost any environment.
Loch Morar is situated on the North Western coast of Lochaber in the West Highlands and is a stone’s throw away from Mallaig; the main port for the small isles and Skye. The loch itself is incredibly long and vastly deep, fed with fresh water from the mountains that surround it.
One inhabitant has traversed the ages and remains to this day a mystery; Morag, as she’s affectionately known, is said to have lived in this loch for centuries. It is said that Morag is around 30 feet long, with rough skin and three dorsal humps, and we can’t help but be enamoured by this creature of folklore. So much so we placed her on our caseback.
- 40mm diameter, 12.4mm thick, 20mm lugs
- Sapphire crystal with AR coating
- Sand textured dial with radially radially brushed chapter ring
- Highly luminous shell-shaped indices
- Monolithic, highly luminous hands
- Uni-directional 120-click bezel
- Screw-down crown
- 79g (without strap)
- 310m / 1006ft water resistance
- Miyota 9039 automatic mechanical movement
- 28,800 bph / 24 jewels
- 40+ hour power reserve
- Accuracy of -10 ~ + 30 sec/day