The Devil's In The Detail
Beauty in simplicity; nothing could be more apt to describe Bert’s nautical illustrations and the same is true of our design for The Dart. Using the illustrated ship motif as the centrepiece, we formed a simple set of markings around the upper ring of the dial, leaving the main dial surface free of any distractions. It brings a wonderful clarity and openness to The Dart that, coupled with the ink-line hands, makes time-telling a cinch.
The dial is constructed using 3 layers; the dial surface, flat and spacious, with a slightly recessed colour ring in Bert’s vivid aquamarine, and a final chamfered upper ring with 1-through-12 and minute markings, both in that same aquamarine and a lighter grey. It’s an exercise in beautiful simplicity.
The dial features our collaborative logo lock-up, a simple black line illustration of Bert's boat, and a hidden ring of aqua blue under the bezel.
The dial also celebrates the place Bert & Buoy calls home by featuring longitude and latitude coordinates of the mouth of the River Dart.
The Dart sports a matte blasted case, which makes it look like a sea-washed pebble, and will patina over time to give your Dart it's very own unique look - there's also a flash of embellishment in the polished concave cap of the crown.
The Dart showcases the spectacular engineering marvel that is the Miyota 903 in all its utilitarian beauty. Surrounding this visual spectacle is the porthole-style caseback with aqua-marine ring, celebrating this unique collaboration between British designers.
Our watches are produced in small batches and each watch is finished with a unique serial number - which you can choose using the drop down list above.
“A beautiful timepiece that is fun, different but spectacular in its look. Its my go to holiday wearing watch. Top quality and timelessly fashionable.”
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“A beautiful eye catching piece. Have had lots of favourable comments when wearing it!”
Dartmouth dates back as far as 1147 with castles and forts, secret coves and beaches. It hosts the impressive Britannia Royal Naval College and annual Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta - which just so happens to be where Bert & Buoy originally launched. More recently,Which? Magazine placed Dartmouth at number two on the list of the best seaside towns in the UK - it's the perfect location for this contemporary nautical brand - so why not take the coast home with The Dart timepiece - a special collaboration between British designers, limited to only 250 pieces.
The Dart is the result of a unique collaboration between British designers - Marloe Watch Company and contemporary nautical brand Bert & Buoy, led by artist Bert Fowler. The Dart is our 250-piece limited edition homage to a life lived and loved on the British coast, and the charming Devonshire town of Dartmouth, where Bert & Buoy is based.
Working with Bert & Buoy's unique take on nautical design, we’ve created a watch that you won’t find anywhere else. The Dart showcases Bert’s beautifully simplistic line work illustration and celebrates the place Bert & Buoy calls home, and features coordinates of the mouth of the River Dart - the estuary that has made this town a sheltered haven for sailors and land lovers alike.
The case of the Dart measures 42mm in diameter, a comfortable size for most wrists, and features 22mm lugs - a modern sizing combination. To the peak of the domed crystal the watch has a depth of 10.5mm, whilst the 47mm lug-to-lug sizing complements the case perfectly.
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