Tay 35mm - Marine (Seconds Stock)

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A petite automatic watch with robust design, exhibition caseback and rated to 10ATM.

 

At 35mm the Marine is a small watch, but don't be fooled by its modest exterior, it is a mighty little thing. Despite what looks, at first glance, like a black dial, this is in fact a midnight blue used for both the main dial and the outer bezel. We chose this colour as it’s a bit softer than a hard black and works in tandem with the AR coating on the crystal to bring multiple hues of blue to the foundation shade.

The main dial features white pips, aligned with each hour, with a blue-on-white chapter ring aligning with the tip of the minute hand. This ring of white allows instant time reference without searching around the dial for the markings, and adds a bit of layering into the mix too. The outer angled bezel features yellow printed numerals which match the running seconds hand, entirely painted in glossy bright yellow.

- Japanese Made Miyota 9039 automatic movement
- 35mm diameter x 10.5mm depth
- 18mm lugs
- Sapphire crystal with dual side AR coating
- Natulite lume on hands and dial
- 28,800 bph, 24 jewels
- 40+ hour power reserve
- Accuracy of -10 ~ + 30 sec/day
- Hacking function, Parashock anti-shock
- 100 Metre / 10ATM water resistance
- 48g
- 2 year warranty

Our Seconds Stock are products that have small manufacturing imperfections, but have never been sold or worn - they are new watches and are supported by our 2-year warranty.

The Devil's in the detail

With small diameters comes small parts - dials have less room to display the time and hands have less room to move. Given the little space we have to play with we have tried to enhance the feeling of depth by using multiple tiers for the dial, with an outer ring angled into a contrasting chapter ring, both elevated above the main textured dial. This stadium-like rake leads the eye into the dial over many layers, giving the impression of depth and separation.

Of course with small watches legibility is absolutely paramount. We worked through countless iterations of hand designs, each one trying to extract the maximum legibility from the dial while being original and unique at the same time. In the end we chose simplicity over complexity, and opted for a simple tapered hand with rounded ends, large apertures filled with luminous paint and a simple counter-weighted hairline seconds hand. Why complicate matters when the best answer is almost always the simplest?

Triumph over Adversity

Victoria Drummond MBE was the very first female marine engineer in the UK and the first woman member of The Institute of Marine Engineers. What’s inspiring about her story is that, like many women of the early 20th Century, Victoria faced immeasurable barriers to a successful and fulfilling career in a world dominated by men. No such place could be considered more masculine than the world at sea, and becoming a certified Chief Engineer was something Victoria had always wanted.

Victoria’s persistence was ultimately rewarded with a reputation for being amongst the very best marine engineers of her generation. An incredible legacy of triumph over adversity.

Finally a watch perfect for females - the photos do a good job but this thing has blown me away. The exhibition caseback is mesmerising, like a porthole into another world!

Rosie W.

I love the way that the Tay Marine dial looks black in some lights and sky blue in others! I am very pleased with it.

Richard c.

What can I say, absolutely stunning little watch, the detail is second to none. Beautiful well crafted time piece. Very pleased!

Ben G.

Our little tank

When it comes to mechanical movements they are inherently 'big'. You might think we’re joking, considering the movement inside the Tay is only 26mm in diameter and a mere 3.9mm thick, but when tolerances, clearances and physical limits of material thicknesses are considered, that 26mm soon approaches the 35mm diameter that we want the dimension of the Tay to be.Having uncompromising demands like water resistance capability and construction quality has been the greatest challenge for this watch.

As well as keeping the Tay at a touch over 10mm thin, affording a comfortable and unobtrusive fit, we wanted the Tay to have sensational wrist presence for such a small watch. As such we have affectionately called this our “little tank” owing to its robust appearance, but diminutive dimensions.

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