The Devil's In The Detail
Matching the Valentina in construction, the Eagle is the USA side of the Space Race, culminating in the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon. This is the darkness of space, the loneliness of inhabiting another celestial body for a fleeting moment, but looking back at the entire history of humankind.
Black radial textured upper plateau leads over the angled, silver ringed chamfer with numerical printing, down to the vivid flecked orange chapter ring with black printed minute track and luminous dots. The subtly angled dial, in satin black, features applied steel batons, white painted skeleton hands with luminous fill, and a black with orange tipped seconds hand, with orbital counterweight filled with luminous compound.
Two vinyl record-like phonographs made from gold-plated copper and etched with pictures and sounds from Earth, launched aboard both Voyager spacecraft in 1977. We've used a radial record-like texture, a nod to the Voyager missions, for the top-most surface of the dial.
The black radial textured upper plateau leads over the angled, silver ringed chamfer with numerical printing, down to the vivid flecked orange chapter ring with black printed minute track and luminous dots.
The Astro is presented in a stainless steel case that is neither a square nor circle, but a squircle. Featuring a subtle curved quirk in every side of the Astro’s “squared” face - truly unique.
Behind the exhibition caseback lies the spectacular engineering marvel that is the Miyota 9039. This automatic calibre beats at 28,800 bph and offers a power reserve of 40+ hours.
The Astro features proprietary lume on both the dial and hands to aid low light time referencing.
Our watches are produced in small batches and each watch is finished with a unique serial number.
“This is my third Marloe and I absolutely love it. Lots of very well thought out design details as always. Beautifully made and very good value for money.”
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“The quality of the watch is excellent and it looks amazing. Mine has the orange re-entry strap which ties in with the dial perfectly.”
THE SPACE RACE
The Astro series is inspired by the race to space, starting with the catalyst for the race, the cold war, and ending in the present. Each model represents an important phase, not just in the technological advancement and achievement of putting humans into orbit, but also human advancement, in our attitudes and outlooks.
The Astro's case is not a square, but a squircle - a mathematical quirk in which every side of our “square” watch is subtly curved - a squared circle - with inspiration found in an unlikely place. Many other thought-provoking details exist within our Astro range, and we’re absolutely delighted with the results - a unique watch for a unique phase of humankind’s time here on this blue planet.
The case of the Astro features a lugless design, measuring 38x38mm with recessed strap mounts hidden within the case. Keeping things surprisingly thin, the case features a tri-texture finish and a modest 10.65mm thickness.
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