Marloe watches have announced a new partnership with the Campbell Family Heritage Trust and the launch of the Marloe Centenary Edition watch.

Introducing the Marloe Centenary Edition

The Marloe Centenary Edition is a celebration of a man born of speed obsession who would travel firmly and resolutely into the annals of speed history. His achievement on land and water captivated, inspired and motivated people to be better, to chase harder and love stronger. This 100 piece edition marks the 100th year from the day Donald Campbell was brought into this world, and with this unique conduit of memory Marloe celebrates the inimitable speed master.

Donald Campbell was a pioneering spirit with a passion for speed throughout his life, from tinkering with his father’s old race cars, to his futuristic Bluebird CN7 that set the world land speed record at Lake Eyre in Australia in 1964.

His passion has been reflected in the new Centenary Edition watch by Marloe – with his iconic Bluebird logo taking centre stage on the dial, which is surrounded by a moat of lume which glows blue – Donald’s lucky colour.

Featuring an exhibition case back with Donald’s signature which displays the Miyota 8N33 handwinding, elegant movement in all its glory. Beating at 21,600bph, it gives an incredibly smooth sweep to the central seconds hand, as it tracks its way around the dial.

This watch is a true celebration of Donald – heavenly in its presentation – classic, clean and uncomplicated. The Marloe logo, printed in clear varnish, takes a back seat to focus the attention on the bluebird which pays tribute to the Campbell legacy – whilst the gold detailing celebrates Donald’s achievements. The watch comes in a polished bespoke case with a sapphire domed crystal with anti-reflective coating. The watch is paired with an ‘of-the-era’ vintage rally sports strap.

Marloe Centenary Edition – Specifications

MOVEMENT

● Miyota 8N33 manual mechanical movement
● 21,600bph
● 17 jewels
● Manual winding
● 40+ hour power reserve
● -15 ~ + 25 sec/day
● Japanese Made
● Hours, minutes, sweep second, shock resistance

CONSTRUCTION

● 40mm diameter, 10.5mm depth
● 20mm lugs
● Polished bespoke case
● Sapphire domed crystal with anti-reflective coating
● Two-piece dial
● Polished lume-filled aero hands
● Blue luminous treatment
● Exhibition case-back featuring Donald’s signature
● 53.4g (without strap)
● 10ATM

Buy the Marloe Centenary Edition

The Coniston Centenary Edition watch is priced at £399 and will be available to pre-order from 12pm 15th October 2021 and shipping from 25th October, with just 100 available, this watch is expected to sell-out fast. Marloe’s website is: https://www.marloewatchcompany.com/

Author: Mike Richmond

Mike spends what little spare time he has writing for WRUK; and what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces.

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