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
The Cherwell is the embodiment of countless hours spent poring over every tiny detail, and we were delighted with the result: a mechanical machine, worn on the wrist, powered by you, to display the passing of time - a feat of engineering marvel that we believe should be celebrated.
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.Every element of the Cherwell's design has been carefully considered
- a robust and accurate manual wind mechanical movement; a slim yet modern sized beautifully designed custom case; a large sub-dial displaying the sweeping seconds ticking by; and the bespoke crown designed to remind the wearer to turn it and keep that heart beating.
We launched the Cherwell on Kickstarter
in January 2016 ; just two guys, one a designer and one a marketeer, hoping to create something beautiful - but uncertain as to how the public would receive our dream. We needn’t have worried. We more than surpassed our target, enabling us to release four models; the Black, the White, the Grey and the Blue – with the Blue reserved exclusively for Kickstarter backers.
Our first watch was a true celebration of the marvel of hand-wound timekeeping, with its exhibition caseback flaunting the SeaGull ST36 movement within. Surrounding this visual spectacle is an inverse engraving with the words of renowned British author, poet and scholar, C.S. Lewis. Lewis served on the English faculty at Oxford University and, along with close friend and fellow novelist J.R.R. Tolkien, was active in the informal Oxford literary group; the Inklings. A fitting tribute to the city where it all began.