New Marvin Malton and Loeb Models in Store ¶
It’s the New Year and that mean new timepieces from many watch manufacturers; Marvin in particular has pulled out all the stops to introduce three totally new luxury watch model lines – the Malton Round and Cushion collections, and the Sebastien Loeb limited editions. Ranging from very elegant and classic to cutting-edge sport design, and featuring a variety of complications, these models run the gamut of style and functionality and are a marked step above the introductory Marvin lineup.
The Malton series of watches was introduced in 2010 to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Marvin brand, and has become a signal of the new direction Marvin is taking in its designs. Split into two groups – Round, with very soft classic lines and simple dials, and Cushion, with distinctly 1970s styling cues and angular cases –the Malton line combines good value with excellent finishing. Indeed, the Maltons are a significant upgrade to the Marvin range and will be replacing many existing models, without raising prices. After all, Marvin is all about accessible luxury and good value within the Swiss luxury watch sector.
The Rounds are available with black or silver-grey dials with applied baton numerals. Cases are stainless steel, in either plain steel or in two-tone with pink gold plated details. The real highlight is the work on the cases – the sides are scalloped with nifty architectural details, and feature contrasting bead-blasted matt finish and high polish elements. It’s totally unique and sets off the simple, elegant lines by adding some subdued complexity. Complications include power reserve models, a regulator, and a quartz big date model.
The Cushions, so called for their round dial within a square case, are distinctly modern compared to the Rounds - their styling is heavily influenced by 1970s design. The dials in particular, available with bright colour variations and applied stick or Arabic numerals, have a retro look to them. The cases are a highlight here too – the contrast between the round dial and squared –off case gives the models a distinct look, and the beautiful detailing of the Rounds is present here too. A series of limited editions with various colour combinations are available, as is an automatic chronograph, and even a black PVD coated model for a really sporty look. All models are available with either calfskin leather straps or metal bracelets.
The top of the Marvin sport range is the new Sebastien Loeb, designed in conjunction with the seven-time world rally champion. Available in quartz and automatic chronograph versions, the automatic version is limited to 777 pieces in either a white or black dial. The details of the Loebs really impress. The case has an industrial look, with bead blasted matt finish set off with black PVD coated details. The pushers are styled like racing car pedals, while the patented flexible lugs use linear springs that recall a suspension system. The dials are really special too – with trapezoid subdials and markings that look like instrument readouts, the dial is truly unique, and very cool. Look closely and you’ll see tiny rivets between the “panels”. The Loeb is a great conversation piece – a rare, unique watch with very distinct styling endorsed by a big-name motorsports driver. And like all Marvins, the price is very reasonable for the exclusivity and the unique features.
There you have it – three new watch lines from Marvin that really impress, and are sure to satisfy any desire for a value conscious luxury timepiece. Classic, casual or sport, the new Marvin range has something for everyone. We here at Matt Baily have all the new Malton and Loeb models in stock, so be sure to visit us in store to check out the latest from Marvin for 2011.