Case Material – 316 Stainless Steel
Case Diameter – 45mm
Case Thickness – 12mm including crystal
Lug to Lug – 52mm
Movement – Miyota 9015 Automatic
Crystal – Saphire Crystal with AR Coating
Water Resistance – 100m
Accuracy – +/- 10 Seconds within 24 hours
Power Reserve – 48 Hours
Lume – Superluminova C3
Being our first timepiece, we wanted to create an all-rounder. Something that would work perfectly in the office, on the high street, in the great outdoors, throughout that big night out or that cosy night on the sofa. The Manston is the perfect all-round timepiece.
Manston is named after the street where me and my wife had our first home, where we returned as newlyweds and where we brought our first child home to. It’s a name which has been present at the start of every major milestone in recent years. Naming our first model Manston is a simple nod to all of the positivity that name has provided.
Everything to do with the Manston’s case and design is bespoke and designed in house. This means no second-hand parts or afterthoughts being shoehorned into the watch. Everything is painstakingly detailed, considered and thoroughly cared about.
The body of the watch is comprised of a two piece 45mm diameter stainless steel case with a screw down exhibition fitment to the rear. Both brushed and polished finishes compliment various angles of the case.
While offering a larger diameter, the height of the Manston is compact at 10.5mm (12.5mm including the crystal), and a neat lug to lug size of 52mm provides enough standout on the wrist, while still being subtle enough to fit into every aspect of daily life.
To keep up with the everyday wear, Manston comes with a sapphire crystal lens with anti reflective coating, which will hold up to the daily grind. The lens is slightly domed, which along with the polished bezel, provides a wonderful visual effect and both help capture the light beautifully.
A 22mm lug width compliments the dial size with carefully selected leather straps to enhance each dial colourway.
In keeping with the idea that Manston should be a great all-rounder, it is rated to 100m water resistance, just in case.
THE ENGINE ROOM
At Ovlo, we perceive automatic movements to be the perfect fit for wristwatches. Once set, they’re good to go and will continue to move with you as long as they’re with you, keeping your day in check – like a constant companion. There’s no need to wind on a regular basis or change batteries. They add soul to wrist watches and will always be at the heart of our products. Therefore, we feel they should be celebrated, always.
This is why we’ve crafted a viewing window to the rear of The Manston allowing you to see the movement in action as well as the branded uni-directional counterbalance plate which moves with you, providing more energy into the movement.
While not visible to anyone else, it allows the wearer to check in on their daily companion and watch the detail and craftsmanship working away, every second, of every day.
To the surround of the viewing window, each Manston will have it’s unique serial number etched into the case giving it’s own unique identity, adding just a little more of that soul to our products.
Being a new brand, we are incredibly eager for our products to be considered completely dependable. This was a carefully considered point when specifying our movements. This needed to be a tried and tested model, a complete workhorse and rock solid.
This meant following up on using the Miyota 9015 movement in the Manston, delivering a respectable 42 hours power reserve and accuracy to within 10-30 seconds per day. Solid and dependable, it’s a movement which is so well known in the industry that the vast majority of watch specialist will be able to service the movement in years to come to keep your Manston being that solid, dependable timepiece.
Manston’s face had to be carefully thought about. Having a large diameter face, the detail within it needed to be carefully considered so as to not be too bland, busy or complicated by trying to fill the space.
The large numbers were settled on early, allowing for straight forward legibility at a glance throughout the day and night. The minute markers then provide that secondary level of detail while being a little more subtle. Space is provided for the date function and the hands are strong and uncomplicated to compliment the large applied numbers.
Each of the four faces available came to life through a different aspect of design which we wanted to represent.