If there\u2019s one thing Swiss watchmaking maison Raymond Weil doesn\u2019t do, it\u2019s paint between the lines. While a continued and proven ability to produce beautiful, expertly manufactured timepieces is a constant for the family-owned company, it\u2019s their flair for collaboration and tribute that sets them apart from an industry largely concerned with tradition and old fashioned stylistic cues.\r\n\r\nRaymond Weil has a knack for creating quirky timepieces which pay homage to non-traditional themes and icons. While plenty of watchmakers produce pieces for film and television, or as a tribute to past incarnations of their own design, Raymond Weil thinks outside the box, and puts brands that might seem left-of-centre for a Swiss maison to feature on a pedestal, and all without going overboard on bling factor.\r\n\r\nNeed proof? Take a look at this recent example from their Freelancer collection, which tipped its hat to high voltage rock \u2018n rollers AC\/DC.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTheir latest release stays on the same footpath, but features a music hall of fame icon of a different variety: the world\u2019s most famous guitar amplifiers, Marshall.\r\n\r\nWe took a shallow dive into this watch a while back, which you can read here, but today we\u2019re taking a closer look at this piece from Raymond Weil, which embodies the brand\u2019s ability to harness their own youthful DNA to create something premium but, in essence, fun.\r\n\r\nMarshall started in England in 1960, and quickly became a favourite amongst rock stars the world over for their distinctive tonal \u201ccrunch\u201d, which added an element of depth not found in other amps, and which helped to define the sound of a generation of rock music, and usher in a new era of volume.\r\n\r\nAnd speaking of volume, one of their most famous features became a meme of sorts when Rob Reiner\u2019s This is Spinal Tap came out in 1984, featuring a very in-character Christopher Guest as lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel explaining to the director the advantage of having an amp with dials that ran from one to eleven, because it could go \u201cone more.\u201d\r\n\r\nReal-life fans of the musical mavens that are Marshall include Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple fame, and Pete Townshend from The Who, both of whom (pun intended) were instrumental (no pun intended) in championing Marshall\u2019s initial success.\r\n\r\nSince their salad days, a plethora of artists including Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Lemmy, Jimmy Page, Slash, and the greatest guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix, whose middle name was indeed, coincidentally, Marshall, have been drawn to the heroic Marshall amp, many using them exclusively both in the studio and on stage.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Marshall Amplification Limited Edition Tango is the newest release from Raymond Weil\u2019s Music Icons Series, and features many small and subtle nods to the legendary British manufacturer. Sitting on the wrist at 43mm in diameter, this is larger than others in the series, and instantly espouses a bold and masculine aesthetic, though remains, like all of Raymond Weil\u2019s watches, classic in style.\r\n\r\nDesigned to emanate a Marshall amplifier, black PVD coats the case, while the dial mimics the external grille of the speaker. Much like all Marshall amplifiers, a white line runs around the circumference of the watch, while the panda sub-dials for the chronograph are in gold and black, (just like Marshall\u2019s distinctive volume knobs).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSuperLuminova adorns the indexes and hands, plus there\u2019s also a handy date indicator sitting between the 5 and 6 o\u2019clock markers. Inside is a quartz movement, and the caseback features Marshall\u2019s logo, as well as a unique number to identify the watch; this model is limited to only 1,000 pieces. The whole unit sits on a handsome and unfussy black leather strap, which brings the attention back to the awesome dial.\r\n\r\nPresented in a case reminiscent of an original Marshall amp, and with a certificate of authenticity, this is an authentic and tasteful homage to one of the greatest elements of rock history, and a handsome nod to the artists who used Marshall amplifiers to craft a sound and lay their legacy down, all by breaking the mould and being brave enough to turn it up to eleven.\r\n\r\nBeing a watch, however, luckily this one goes to twelve.\r\nRaymond Weil Marshall Amplification Limited Edition\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to\u00a0Man of Many? You can also follow us on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Instagram.