Timex has launched the Marlin Jet Automatic, a brand-new addition to their Marlin line of watches which captures the futuristic designs of the 1960s with understated details. The timepiece is encased in a 38mm brushed stainless steel round case that is 11.5mm thick and highly resistant to scratches and corrosion and is incredibly strong. It won’t tarnish either, so the watch should remain in excellent condition over the years. It is also hypoallergenic.
Perhaps the most defining feature of this new timepiece is the domed Hesalite crystal that envelopes the grooved bezel bearing the Marlin name, adding a new dimension to its retro-futuristic appearance. In fact, this unique crystal covers the entire top surface of the watch case and blends seamlessly into the flat case sides, leaving only the lugs exposed. The sides of the stainless steel case smoothly transition to the screwed-on exhibition case back mirroring the crystal’s domed contour, adding to the streamlined profile and space-age look.
Fitted with a mechanical automatic wind movement that uses the natural movement of your wrist as a power source, the Marlin Jet Automatic features a silver-white concave dial with a cross hair pattern punctuated with a 24-hour format sub-dial beside the 9 o’clock marker.
Water resistant to 50 metres, the watch can be used for light swimming, but it is not suitable for snorkelling or diving. To maintain its water resistance, you should not press any buttons while underwater. With this in mind, the watch comes with a slip through blue woven perlon fabric strap that can be easily changed in seconds and fits comfortably on your wrist.
The new Timex Marlin Jet Automatic is available to buy at Timex.co.uk, priced at £279.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Timex