Marloe Watch Co., a young British watch brand and new entrant to the micro-brand watch industry, has pre-launched their first edition timepiece on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.
Their first collection, Cherwell, offers contemporary hand wound timepieces featuring classic style. Designed in Great Britain and inspired by the prestigious university city of Oxford, this timepiece is named after the River Cherwell, which meanders through this City of Dreaming Spires. The team designed a completely bespoke and unique case and crown to house the mechanical heart and an elegant dial.
The beating heart of the Cherwell is the beautiful Sea-Gull ST36 hand wound movement. This manual movement can be admired through the exhibition case back, which also features an engraved quote from the Oxford novelist, scholar and poet, C. S. Lewis; “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour”.
This timepiece comes in a simple, beautiful, and cleverly designed bespoke case – the sides are gently tapered which, when worn on the wrist, give a sleek and elegant look. The bezel is thin and gently angled to leave the dial feeling open.
The lugs are steep and tapered, which along with the angled case sides, offer comfortable fit. The bespoke crown with angled grooves and a subtle taper enables quick winding. The face of the crown is concave and features engraved M icon.
The dial is made up of two layers, combining to offer a simple yet elegant way of reading the time efficiently. The base layer holds the minute markers detailed by subtle squares that line the outer edge of the dial – a visual cue to a minute’s duration, these markers start and stop at positions 1 to 5 and 7 to 11. The ’12’ index, as well as the sub-dial at position 6, replace the need to display all 60 minute-markers.
The Cherwell is available in three different colour versions:-
- White dial, Polished case, matching crown and hands, Tan strap
- Black dial, Polished case, matching crown and hands, Black strap
- Grey dial, matte, bead-blasted case, matching crown and hands, Blue strap
The Cherwell is priced at £249. Presently the watch is available for pre-order on Kickstarter with price starting from £129.
Marloe Watch Co. is a small, independent designer and producer of wrist watches based in Buckinghamshire, England, owned by Oliver Goffe and Gordon Fraser. Having crossed paths in the spring of 2015, Oliver and Gordon created Marloe to reinvigorate the world of hand-wound timepieces.
Taking their name from the town of Marlow, close to where Oliver grew up, the company’s values are strongly bound to tradition and design, which inspired the creation of beautiful watches powered by manual, mechanical movements.
20mm lug width
Seagull ST36 hand-wound movement 21,600bph
Power Reserve of over 50 Hours
Double-domed sapphire crystal with AR coating
Exhibition case back with engraving
Please visit the following link to pre-order Marloe Watch Co. Cherwell Watch on KS:-