Marloe Watch Company has announced the first in a series of new mechanical timepieces – the Haskell Global – designed to raise awareness around the environmental issues facing the global community and positively contribute to mitigating them.
Shining a spotlight on issues such as deforestation, ocean plastics and global warming, profits from the hand-wound Haskell Global watch will also support a range of charitable or sustainability causes, including an upcoming educational expedition to Antarctica.
The brand hopes to initially raise over £5,000 to support the #WeTwo expedition, led by adventurers Dwayne Fields and Phoebe Smith. Inspired by the duo’s own unlikely career paths, the 100% carbon negative trip is offering young adults from underprivileged backgrounds a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the White Continent and study first-hand the impacts of climate change.
Much like the first British Antarctica exploration by Captain Robert Falcon Scott in 1910, which has inspired the brand’s Haskell watch collection, the trip’s aim is to inspire and educate – this time with a view to creating a new generation of climate activists who will go on fighting to protect our planet.
Fields and teammate Phoebe Smith will accept applications for the #WeTwo expedition from social workers, teachers, parents, guardians, friends, support staff and rehabilitation teams. The chosen candidates will partake in local eco initiatives on the run up to the trip, in an attempt to make it the world’s first carbon negative expedition of its kind.
In addition, Team #WeTwo is working with the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, and the Scouts to plant trees across the UK. The expedition will make use of a hybrid ship that relies on battery power.
The Swiss-made Haskell Global relies on the dependable Sellita SW-215-1 manual winding mechanical movement, which runs for over 40 hours when fully wound.
Exceptionally quick and easy to read, the monochromatic watch face features a subtle radiating map grid, applied indexes, Arabic numerals and Superluminova glow-in-the-dark hands. A unique scalloped chapter ring transforms the dial from a flat surface into an impressive dynamic and captivating timepiece.
The caseback of the Global differs from the rest of the Haskell collection, with a debossed map of the prime meridian set on a domed section which reflects the curvature of the globe. The outer edge is engraved with the well-known adage, ‘We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.’
The timepiece is water resistant up to 100 meters, ensuring the requirements of modern life don’t get in the way of this sophisticated, mechanical wristwatch.
The Marloe Watch Company Haskell Global is priced at £795 and is limited in numbers. £100 from each sale will go towards the #WeTwo expedition.
The watch is available to purchase from April 22, 2021.
Model: Haskell Global
Swiss Made Sellita SW-215-1 manual mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 bph
Jewels: 21 jewels
40+ hour power reserve
Accuracy: -8 ~ + 15 sec/day
Quickset date complication
Hours, minutes, sweep second, hacking function, date complication
40mm diameter, 9.4mm depth
Matte blasted bespoke case
Sapphire crystal with AR coating
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Two-part dial with scalloped bezel and lume-tipped indices
Matte syringe hands with BGW9 luminous filing