To celebrate its 160 years of existence, Marvin launched a stellar collection called the Malton 160, named after the Malton Special watch introduced by the watchmaking firm in 1906.
Issued in round and later cushion-shaped versions, the collections eloquently embody the brand’s signature design codes: a subtle blend of elegance and sportiness, extreme concern for detail in terms of both aesthetics and finishes, and genuine wearer comfort at an affordable price. This collection, which has been quick to earn iconic status, is now being enriched with the Malton 160 Rectangle.
The “Flying Hour” model is an eloquent tribute to the saga of the Marvin brand and to its historical partnerships with the most prestigious airlines of the era.
In 1955, Marin signed a contract with KLM and became the official watch of its entire fleet of aircraft. Around the globe, long-haul pilots form The Netherlands wore the “Flying Dutchman” watch on their wrist, named after the famous opera by Wagner and specially created for them by the Swiss watchmaking company with a decided penchant for aviation and for classic legends. Subsequently, Marvin was to undertake equally successful collaboration with Air France. Loyal to the brand heritage, the “Flying Hour” follows naturally from the “Jumping Hour” launched in the 1970s, and also gives a nod to the “Passing Hour” introduced in 2008.
The “Flying Hour” features two superimposed “instrument panel” counters that imbue the dynamic architectural lines with a resolutely aviation-inspired spirit. The finely sculpted sides of the case, along with the sapphire crystal that is cambered both above and below, reinforce a powerful and well balanced design, while testifying to the meticulous care devoted to finishing, as well as ensuring excellent readability.
This model is available in two versions, both driven by quartz movement: one with a vertical-brushed rhodium grey dial, and the other with an engine-turned black dial. Finally, the case is beautifully teamed with a pilot’s strap lined in “Marvin” red – one of the brand’s favourite design codes.
Model: Marvin Malton 160 Rectangle “Flying Hour”
Ronda 753 and Ronda 751, quartz, Swiss Made
316L steel, 50 x 35 mm, screw-in back, 4 screws Case, adorned with “Marvin” motif, steel crowns, polished and sandblasted finish
Glass: Glare-proofed, ultra-resistant sapphire crystal Glass
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 metres, 160 feet)
Vertical-brushed rhodium grey or engine-turned black
Black “Jack calf” leather, cream-coloured overstitching, 25/22 mm
Buckle: Steel pin buckle, folding clasp available