They’ve been around since before most of us were born — even before a lot of our parents were born. Since 1950, Charles Schulz’s beloved cartoon characters have graced the funny pages of newspapers across the nation, filling up books’ worth of collector volumes along the way and spawning a beloved TV series. And for decades, the Peanuts gang has joined up with Timex for special-edition watches leading up to 2020, with this newest release to mark the platinum anniversary of the franchise.
From paper to platinum, we’re celebrating 70 years of our favorite Peanuts gang with special editions of some of our most iconic modern watches — the Q Timex 1979 Reissue and the Marlin Automatic.
First released in 1979, our original diver-inspired Q Timex gave a new generation a modern Timex watch with quartz technology. This aesthetic update honors both our watchmaking history and this special anniversary, complete with a unique Peanuts 70th anniversary commemorative case back and all the features of our original Q Timex — a rotating bezel, woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch and domed acrylic crystal.
And of course, we brought together the iconic image of Typing Snoopy with our Marlin® Automatic. Ticking inside is a tried and true 21 jewel automatic movement, creating a contemporary timepiece that honors both our watchmaking history and this special anniversary. Powered by your motion, the movement has a 40-hour power reserve and can also be wound with the crown. True to our original Marlin®, the stainless-steel case and silver-tone dial are complemented by a classic natural-leather strap and iconic domed acrylic crystal. This watch is completed with a unique exhibition Peanuts 70th anniversary commemorative case back.