Marathon Watch and Jeep® Brand Join Forces for a Powerful Collaboration, Over 80 Years in the Making

● New collection features four timepieces celebrating each brand’s military history.

May 9, 2024, Auburn Hills, Mich. - Today, Marathon Watch and the Jeep® brand proudly announced the launch of the new Jeep x Marathon collection, introducing four feature timepieces that honor each brand’s rich history and honorable service supplying the Allied Forces dating back to 1941.

The collaborative Jeep x Marathon timepieces embody the resilient spirit of both companies and reflect upon their shared military roots and functional designs. The series draws inspiration from two iconic vehicles, the Willys MB — the first automobile used by the U.S. in World War II — and the modern Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The new collection stands as a testament to an ethos of utilitarian design and pays homage to each brand's origins.

Further tying the two brands together is the military specification of “General Purpose.” In 1941, American firm Willys-Overland was awarded a contract by the U.S. military to supply four-wheel-drive reconnaissance vehicles for use in the European theater. Some say that soldiers shortened the “General Purpose” designation to “GP,” from which the easily pronounceable word “Jeep” was derived.

Meanwhile, Marathon Watch Company officially began manufacturing timing instruments for infantry of the Allied Forces. Marathon’s current field watch collection continues to follow the proper government designation of “General Purpose,” shortened by the brand and denoted as simply “GP."

“We are thrilled to embark on this partnership with Jeep,” said Mitchell Wein, president of Marathon Watch Company. “It’s been a long time coming. Our new collection is all about honoring the rugged, authentic Americana spirit that both brands embody. Marathon's legacy forged by my grandfather back in 1939 was all about crafting tough mission-ready timepieces for the Allied Forces. Now over 80 years later, we’re teaming up with the Jeep brand and highlighting our shared military heritage in a truly special endeavor.”

“We are extremely proud of this very unique collaboration that speaks to a shared legacy of common values and legendary history in our Jeep x Marathon Officer’s and SAR watches,” said Kim Adams House, head of licensing and merchandising at Stellantis, North America. “These timepieces aren't just to tell time – they tell a story of two brands uniting based on shared values and purposeful use for consumers, uniting 'Jeep people' and 'watch people.' Both the Jeep and Marathon brands have built sterling trustworthy reputations, so whether you're hitting the road in a Jeep or navigating the terrain on foot, these brands can be relied upon to lead the way as true partners and companions allowing consumers to ‘go anywhere and do anything’."

  • General Purpose (GP) Officer’s Series – Presenting two 41mm field watches, the Officer’s Series features a modernized treatment of the original Marathon WWII-issued dial. In this new iteration, the classic dial has received updates, such as type treatments inspired by the Jeep Wrangler 1941 Limited Edition, a fresh black dial and fully lumed Aged-Radium numerals. Each model boasts a 316L steel case with a parkerized finish, reducing reflectivity and increasing corrosion resistance. The set is offered in hand-wound mechanical (SSGPM) and quartz (SSGPQ) versions, both featuring 12-hour and 60-minute scales. The 41mm SSGPM is driven by an 18-jewel Swiss-made Sellita SW210-1 mechanical movement. Meanwhile, the 41mm SSGPQ is powered by a Swiss-made ETA F06.402 HeavyDrive-PreciDrive quartz movement. Enhanced visibility in low-light conditions is guaranteed by MaraGlo illumination on the hour hand, minute hand and the Arabic hour numerals. Each watch comes with a new Three-piece Leather Strap Kit made from Crazy Horse leather.
  1. 41MM JEEP WILLYS SSGPM (WW194033SS-4001): $650 USD
  2. 41MM JEEP WILLYS SSGPQ (WW194034SS-4001): $500 USD
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Series – Complementing the Officer’s watches are two new additions to the SAR line. The designs create a timeless military look that seamlessly fuse together elements from each brand. This set is offered in self-winding automatic (GSAR) and quartz (TSAR) versions. Both dials feature a distinctive “red line” indicator repurposed as a 15-minute count-up (inspired by Jeep dashboard instruments) and type treatments inspired by the Jeep Wrangler 1941 Limited Edition. Iconic to the SAR series, each watch is outfitted with an oversized 60min/120-click unidirectional dive bezel and is engineered with 300m water resistance. To illuminate the dial and full handset, each timepiece uses a combination of tritium gas tubes and MaraGlo technology. The 41mm GSAR is powered by a Swissmade Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, while the 41mm TSAR features a Swiss-made ETA F06.412 HeavyDrivePreciDrive quartz movement. Engraved on both watches is the seven slot Jeep grille, located on the side of the 316L steel case, and the Willys star, located on the knurled steel crown.
  1. 41MM JEEP RUBICON GSAR® (WW194006SS-4101): $1,500 USD
  2. 41MM JEEP RUBICON TSAR® (WW194007SS-4101): $1,200 USD

Found on each of the stainless-steel case backs is an engraving of the Jeep brand’s lifestyle motto, “Go Anywhere, Do Anything,” as well as all required technical information. Each timepiece is also emblazoned with the words “Since 1941” to honor the shared military history between the two brands and features a unique serial number, as well as a custom Jeep x Marathon signature logo. All four collaborative timepieces come complete with limited-edition tin packaging.

The Jeep x Marathon collection is available for purchase beginning today exclusively at and at select authorized dealers, retailing for $500-$1,500 USD. For more information about the Jeep x Marathon collection or the Marathon Watch brand, visit and follow @MarathonWatch on Instagram, Facebook and @MarathonWatchCompany on YouTube.

 About Jeep Brand:

Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with capability, craftsmanship, and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep® brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. Jeep® Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep® line-up, is filled with benefits and exclusive benefits to deliver Jeep® owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. 

In India, the Jeep vehicle line-up consists of the Wrangler, Compass, Meridian, and Grand Cherokee. India is the first country for the Jeep brand outside of North America to make four models locally and for exports to other right-hand drive markets around the world. The Jeep brand is part of the portfolio offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. 

About Stellantis: 

Stellantis (NYSE / MTA / Euronext Paris: STLA) is one of the world's leading automakers and a mobility provider. Its storied and iconic brands embody the passion of their visionary founders and today’s customers in their innovative products and services, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, Vauxhall, Free2move and Leasys. Powered by our diversity, we lead the way the world moves – aspiring to become the greatest sustainable mobility tech company, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders as well as the communities in which it operates. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit

For Further information, contact: 

Khushboo Gupta | Head Corporate Communication Stellantis India
98180 04917 |

Sabyasachi Ghosh | Head of PR & Communications, Jeep India
9677143453 |

Tanya Mitra | Account Director, FleishmanHillard
9971272212 |