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Marloe Tap Into The Glorious British Jet Age

Marloe has a new model on the runway, it’s the Pacific automatic, inspired by the jet age that transformed Britain back in the 1950s.

The range stretches from the Pacific 52 to the 76 model and traces the rise and fall of the British commercial aviation industry, peaking with Concorde, the fabulous supersonic aircraft that upset Boeing so much, they tried every trick in the book to stop it from flying to the USA.

Inside there is a Swiss Sellita with a 40 hour reserve, sapphire crystal, steel case and they put a magnifying crystal on the see-thru caseback. That’s a clever touch for all those who love watch engineering.

We like the strap customiser on the website too.

Here’s the word on the blue dial Pacific 76;

The dial of the Pacific 76 has a pillow cross-section – it rises up from the edge of the dial to a central plateau – which makes the dial jump out from the confines of the case. The applied indices raise up from the dial surface but, in a unique departure from the norm, the blocks are entirely machined from Superluminova C3. Not only is this a beautifully three-dimensional application of the numerals, but due to the whole block being of luminous compound, it glows with an unmatched intensity.

A classic British colourway adorns the 76 with a glossy white railroad track outer ring surrounding the central blue plateau and white numerals, whilst the subtle radial sub-dial sits in contrast to the little flash of red of the sub-seconds hand. It’s refined, modern and elegant. Much like the people who travelled on the supersonic white dart.

Zelos Swordfish Titanium. With Salmon Dial. Tasty

Zelos are one of the hottest micro-brand dive watch specialists out there. Hotter than a fuel tanker of Unleaded driving around London with a Mad Max roadman crew following it.

The Swordsfish 40mm model is a versatile model, not too big and it now features a titanium case. So yeah, lightweight on the wrist. Plus we love that salmon coloured dial option. Seiko NH35 movement, date window at 6pm just for a bit of variety from the trad 3pm/4pm slot.

Sapphire crystal of course, plus 20mm depth resistance. Plenty of lume too. Decent spec for under 300 quid – although dang that HMRC taxman BS we say – Zelos needs an official importer based in one of those Freeport zones so we can forget this taxation stuff like we are all Dukes of Westminster, y’know?

Prices start at $329 and you can pre-order from Thursday onwards.  You have to add on import duty n VAT for UK delivery of course.

There’s a beautiful green dial, and a nice ice white number too – not often we love a white dial, but this one just balances out perfecto. Loving your work Zelos. That’s all.

More here.