Garmin Celebrates 30 years Of Heritage With The Launch of The MARQ Series, A First-Of-Its-Kind Series Of Modern Connected Tool Watches
Singapore– 17 July 2019 – In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Garmin today announced the Garmin MARQ watches in Singapore and the USA — a collection of modern tool watches, forged from Garmin’s long-standing heritage in the aviation, automotive, marine, outdoor and sport markets. Garmin has redefined the adventure watch market, and now, it’s created the ultimate timepieces, equipped with the modern utility of smart features–MARQ Driver, MARQ Athlete, MARQ Aviator, MARQ Captain and MARQ Expedition – each designed and engineered for those inspired by their passion in flying, racing, sailing, exploring and sports performance.
“For the past 30 years, Garmin has never since ceased to design and engineer products that have fueled people’s passions and fulfilled our founders’ vision and insistence on delivering products of compelling design, superior quality and optimum value,”said Engelhard (Al) Sundoro, Managing Director, Garmin South Asia and India.“And now, we have reimagined the tool watch with MARQ, a series of extraordinary smart instruments–forged from our DNA, authentic in every detail, an inspiration for new adventures.”
Thoughtfully crafted for high-performance precision over the decades, Garmin has been dedicated to developing and evolving reliable and versatile products capable of resisting the elements. Designed as an outward expression of our consumer aspirations, the purpose-built MARQ series features premium materials, design elements and unique features. Each watch is built with titanium, which is lightweight, yet incredibly durable for high performance in all activities, and are constructed with sapphire crystal forged under extreme heat and pressure to create an extremely durable lens that’s over twice as hard as glass.
All watches are engineered with a ceramic bezel inlay to protect the watch from wear and tear in the most challenging environments. The watches feature an always-on, sunlight-readable display with GPS and premium smartwatch functionality, including built-in music storage, Garmin Pay™, smart notifications, daily activity tracking, as well as wrist-based heart rate and wrist-based Pulse Ox² sensor. All watches are compatible with Garmin’s QuickFit solution for quickly and easily changing between different straps and bracelets. The battery life of the MARQ series ranges from up to12 days in smartwatch mode up to 28 hours in GPS Mode and up to 48 hours in UltraTrac™ mode.
With advanced features specific to each model and materials carefully chosen for each category, the MARQ series is crafted with precise attention to details in both form and function.
The first and only modern connected tool watch with smart features and more than 250 preloaded global racetracks, the MARQDriver is built for the racing enthusiast with auto lap splits, live delta time and a track timer. 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 to wrap the wrist in an exceptionally comfortable, lightweight and highly breathable metal bracelet. Treated with a highly durable carbon gray DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating, making it virtually resistant to scratches-this watch has the optimal protection against everyday wear and tear but also the high vibration environment of racing.
The MARQ Athlete comes with ultralight titanium watch with a high-performance silicone strap that permits for serious training and doubles up as a stylish companion for dress events–the perfect homage to Garmin’s tradition of creating thoughtfully-designed smartwatches for runners, by runners. Feature-packed for the seasoned athlete or aspiring athlete, MARQ Athlete includes advanced running dynamics including V02max 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.
Created for the pilot or aviation enthusiast, the MARQ Aviator features an aviation-inspired luminous swept-wing design, and a multi-link titanium bracelet with security clasp. TheMARQ Aviatorfits with precision on the wrist for in-flight wear and effortlessly transitions to a stylish timepiece out of the cockpit. Designed with a classic monochromatic scheme, the MARQ Aviator includes aviation maps and advanced safety features such as NEXRAD Weather Radar, airport information and Garmin cockpit integration. A mirror-polished 24-hour 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.
For those drawn to the water, MARQ Captain is a revolutionary regatta timer enhanced with GPS technology, advanced nautical and smart features including 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 displays the current wind speed, temperature and tide information, allowing the mariner to decide if conditions are right for a day on the water. Exclusively seen MARQ Captain, this watch is designed with a specially designed jacquard weave strap, only available in the south of France and crafted for stunning performance in saltwater environments. The one-of-a-kind jacquard weaving process allows for a tightly-woven blend of three distinct colors into an exclusive pattern before being laser cut into polished metal keepers for a lustrous finish.
Created with the modern explorer in mind, MARQ Expedition 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 Expedition is compatible with the inReach® Mini satellite communicator. Wireless unit-to-unit connectivity to allow the user to remotely control the inReach Mini device to send and receive messages using the MARQ Expedition. Crafted from vegetable-tanned Italian Vachetta leather–a premium untreated long-lasting cowhide leather with a buttery soft finish with waxed stitching for sealed-in protection from moisture and fraying, and a subtle embossing on the back for outstanding comfort in all conditions. This classic vintage instrument inspired design has all the functionalities the outdoor enthusiast needs as a versatile everyday watch.
Pricing and Availability
The MARQ series ranges in price from SGD2,499 for the MARQ Athlete to SGD4,199 for the MARQ Driver and will be available at All Watches outlets located at Bugis Junction, Wisma Atria, ChinatownPoint and Waterway Point. To learn more, visitgarmin.com.sg/minisite/marq/.
The MARQ series is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com.sg.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, or follow us at facebook.com/garminSG, instagram.com/garminSG, or Youtube.