Tay 35mm - Sail (Marketplace)

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A Trade Tay Sail in mint condition on Embossed Grain Black Strap.

All Marketplace watches have been serviced, reconditioned and come with a Certificate of Authenticity and a new 12-month warranty.

Serial number: 166
Grade - Mint

Box - Yes
Manual - Yes

The Sail is a small watch at 35mm, so legibility is paramount - it embodies this with a lightly metallic off-white dial, shimmering in the changing light, bringing a depth and textural quality. Black printed hour dots and a chapter ring surround the main dial, again presented in off-white - maximum contrast with minimum fuss.

At the edge of the Sail dial is an outer ring, painted black with white numerals, which is matched by the handset, painted black and filled with lume. This glowing compound matches a double-dot printing at 12 o’clock to aid in low-light time reference.

- 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

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.

Never has a tag line been so apt - the Tay Sail is most certainly small but mighty. Finally a watch for us girls that looks classy and is well made.

Rebecca P.

What a fantastic watch. A truly beautiful addition to our lives. Thank you to Gordon and Oliver for creating the Marloe brand and such exquisite time pieces.

Jeremy L.

The Tay has a beautifully designed case and dial - simple and elegant. It’s sturdy looking yet light & very comfortable to wear. Pretty much everything I might want in a watch!

Tim E.

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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