The Marathon Red Maple Anthracite GSAR celebrates Canada Day (Canada's birthday) and is a limited-edition timepiece that tells a captivating story of history, service, and pride.
Many years ago, Marathon embarked on a journey to create something truly special for the Canadian Department of Defence inspired by Canada’s 140th year of confederation. The result was the Red Maple GSAR, a limited-edition masterpiece that captured the hearts of watch enthusiasts worldwide. It quickly became a sell-out success, leaving a mark on the horological landscape.
However, during a recent examination of Marathon's NOS (New Old Stock) in their factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, they made an astonishing discovery - a number of blank Red Maple dials, preserved and untouched. They just knew they had to use them for something special.
These preserved dials have now been reincarnated into the Red Maple Anthracite GSAR. A limited quantity of only 72 watches have been created, ensuring their exclusivity and rarity. This will be the last time Marathon uses these precious Red Maple dials, as such, it is guaranteed that this release will forever remain unique and irreplaceable.
The original Red Maple GSAR featured a distinctive reflective red foil maple leaf applique. These 72 timepieces will be the final embodiment of that design choice, making them a true collector's item. Featuring a new case back inscribed with the Canadian Army motto “Vigilamus Pro Te” meaning “We Stand on Guard for Thee,” this timepiece stands as a symbol of Canadian heritage and pride. The Red Maple Anthracite GSAR is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship and unwavering dedication to excellence that the Marathon Watch Company stands for.
And as part of Marathon's commitment to support communities in need, 5% of all sales will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to provide aid for the Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada Wildfires.
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