Today Garmin announced the limited edition MARQ Signature Set, which includes five watches from the original MARQ luxury modern tool watch Collection: MARQ Driver, MARQ Aviator, MARQ Captain, MARQ Adventurer and MARQ Athlete. Only 100 signature sets are being produced and sold globally for $10,000, each custom-built and recognised with the production number engraved on the back of each watch casing, along with a signed letter of authenticity from Garmin President and CEO Cliff Pemble. Each MARQ Signature Set is presented in a handcrafted solid walnut gift box that complements the beauty and finely crafted detail of the watches.
With an aviation inspired “swept wing” design, and a multi-link titanium bracelet with safety clasp, MARQ Aviator is comfortable on the wrist for in-flight wear and transitions to a stylish timepiece out of the cockpit. Designed with a classic monochromatic scheme, the GMT bezel gives pilots quick access to two other time zones in addition to the current time, as well as the airport code on the watch face. The MARQ Aviator includes aviation maps and advanced safety features such as Nexrad Weather Radar, airport information and Garmin cockpit integration.
Pre-loaded with over 250 famous race tracks around the world, MARQ Driver is built for the racing enthusiast with auto lap splits, live delta time and a track time to improve driving. The Track Timer lets the user time cars at the race track and calculate their average speed. MARQ Driver features a hybrid bracelet, a titanium shell on the outside for a sleek and refined look, with a soft inner material suitable for any activity. These individual titanium outer links with silicone inner links create a uniquely comfortable, lightweight and breathable metal bracelet. Treated with a carbon grey DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating, this watch can not only withstand daily wear and tear but also the high vibration environment of racing.
For life on the water, MARQ Captain features a regatta timer bezel, coastal charts, tack assist and a port conditions watch face to keep mariners up to speed on the conditions of their port of choice. The watch face shows current wind speed, temperature and tide information, letting the mariner decide if conditions are right for a day on the water. Unique to MARQ Captain, this watch is designed with a jacquard weave strap, woven in the south of France and crafted for exceptional performance in salt water environments. The jacquard weaving process allows for blending of three colours into a unique pattern and the tightly woven yarn is laser cut into metal keepers to finish off the sleek look.
Created with the modern explorer in mind, MARQ Adventurer features TOPO mapping, a built-in altimeter, barometer and compass, plus ClimbPro, which provides real-time information on current and upcoming climbs such as gradient, distance and elevation gain. MARQ Adventurer is compatible with the inReach® Mini satellite communicator. Wireless unit-to-unit connectivity allows the user to remotely control the inReach Mini device to send and receive messages using MARQ. The MARQ Adventurer watch strap is crafted from vegetable tanned Italian vacchetta leather and is debossed on the back, allowing for good flexibility and excellent comfort. Its waxed stitching seals the thread from moisture, preventing fraying over time. This classic vintage instrument inspired design has all the functionalities the outdoor enthusiast needs with the look and feel they want for everyday wear.
Packed with features for the aspiring athlete, MARQ Athlete includes a V02 max and recovery time scale right on the bezel, so a snapshot of an athlete’s performance is always visible with a glance at the wrist. Additionally, MARQ Athlete includes advanced running dynamics to further track workout stats, measure progress and fine-tune form. With sensors for various biometrics, athletes can gain additional insights to their body’s performance, and with Pulse Ox, they can see how well their body is absorbing oxygen. This titanium watch with silicone strap makes it lightweight for serious training, and equally comfortable in a more formal setting.
To learn more and to view the entire MARQ collection, visit www.garmin.com/marq.
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