All posts tagged: Mr Jones Watches

Sun and Moon Miyamoto Watch by Mr Jones Watches

London-based Mr Jones Watches has launched their latest unusual timepiece, and this one will appeal to the old-school gamers out there. Named after the designer of the Super Mario video games, Shigeru Miyamoto, The Sun and Moon Miyamoto Watch features graphics inspired by the cartoon landscape of the world of Mario that many of us know only too well. Printed and assembled by hand in the watchmaker’s London workshop, the watch is produced in an edition of 100 pieces with each one numbered on the back of the case. The case is made of brushed stainless steel and the strap is navy and grey leather with pink stitching. “Sun and Moon” watches were first produced in England in the late 1600s during a period of experimentation with ways to represent the time. The position of the sun or moon in the crescent-shaped sky indicates the hours. As the hour disc rotates, the landscape changes from day to night. The minutes and seconds are displayed in the center dial and these run in the conventional way, so each …

Mr Jones Watches

With clocks displayed on our cell phones, computers, and even on screens in the subway, no one really needs a wristwatch anymore. This doesn’t bother London-based artist/designer Crispin Jones however. His line, Mr Jones Watches, is about the concept of time. More than just another pretty line of jewelry, these pieces remind you that time is fleeting, help you to make split decisions, and give new meaning to the hours that make up our lives. In the ancient tradition of the memento mori (items intended to remind us of our mortality), Jones collaborated with comedian William Andrews to create The Last Laugh, a smiling skull where the time is displayed on the teeth (the gold teeth give it a bit of a Live and Let Die vibe).  The Accurate watch literally reminds you to “remember” (on the hour hand) that “you will die” (on the minute hand). Morbid? For some perhaps. But for those that always catch themselves getting too worked up over the small stuff, this is a fantastic way to remember to keep your priorities straight. …