The onslaught of new watches from the UK continues apace! Meet Marloe Watches, based in Perth, Scotland: Founded in 2015 by two friends, Marloe has thus far introduced six watch collections in the five short years it's been in business. Their latest, the Morar, takes puts a particularly Scottish twist on the dive watch trope.
The watch, which takes its name from a Scottish loch (where have we heard this before...) is available in five colors at a surprisingly affordable price of just $425. Powered by the automatic Japanese Made Miyota 9039 movement with manual winding and hacking, the Morar is a 40mm stainless steel diver with a screw-down crown, unidirectional dive bezel, a sapphire crystal and an impressive 300m of water resistance.
The unique markers on each Morar dial are inspired by bi-valve shells, while a thick, rectangular handset ensures underwater visibility. (Both hands and indices are coated in a generous helping of lume, as is the bezel's 12 o'clock pip.) The "310" on the dial references Loch Morar's depth, which is actually 10 meters beyond the depth rating of the watch itself.
Two of the available five colors include bronze-plated cases, while the remainder are executed in plain steel. Of the five available dial colors (Emerald, Beacon, Black, Sands and Deep Blue), the emerald green is certainly the most striking, but each has a unique, sandy texture that looks like it'll make for a compelling wearing experience. This, combined with the applied indices and radially brushed chapter ring, provides a clean, handsome look that, until recently, wasn't easy to find at this price.
Each Morar — which features a one-year warranty as well as a 30-day return policy — ships with a leather strap, a silicon strap and as a spring bar tool and is available directly from the brand with your choice of serial number.