Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New All Black Mr. Jones Accurate (Remember You Will Die) Watch


Remember, You Will Die

Exclusive to Watchismo!

The All Black Accurate SE

We're very happy to announce the release of a new exclusive All Black version of The Accurate. 

This watch has been a signature piece - it was the first watch to sellout from the initial limited edition run and it has remained one of our most popular designs ever since.

It's a watch that really polarizes people: either you see it as something morbid and ghoulish, or you read it as a carpe diem: a positive reminder to seize the day.

It is the watch that people most often tell me about seeing. Most memorable was the story of someone who was in hospital for an operation. She noticed that the anaesthetist was wearing an Accurate. She says that while this was possibly not the optimum moment for contemplating mortality, it did help to distract her until the anaesthetic kicked in...

Released Today and in Very Limited Supply!

The All Black Accurate SE


Friday, February 8, 2013

Meet The Phlox and Good Things - The Latest from Mr. Jones Watches


The Phlox and Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)

These watches both use transparent disc hands to create an image that moves in and out of alignment. The effect is quite special - on Good Things a seemingly random jumble of letters suddenly aligns and allows you to read the message. 

Both the watches are released in a signed, numbered edition of 100 piece.

Phlox Floriographic Watch

The design of this Phlox is based on the woodland flower that is native to western North America (phlox diffusa). The face of the watch has an image based on the Phlox flower. The image aligns and breaks apart as the hands rotate constantly moving in and out of alignment, it's constantly changing throughout the day.

The watch is inspired by floriography, that is the Victorian system for ascribing a specific meaning to different flowers. This system was used as a way for lovers to send secret messages to each other (the message was only visible to those who could interpret the code). The case back has an engraving that explains the floriographic meaning of the flower: “our souls are united”.

Phlox is released in an edition of 100 pieces, with each watch numbered on the back of the case and signed by Mr Jones on the insert card.

Check Out Mr. Jones Phlox Watch


Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)

Good Things has a message hidden on the face: Once every hour the the jumble of letters slide into alignment and spell out, “Good things come to those who wait”. The message extols the virtues of patience (or reminds us of patience rewarded).

The message is the antithesis of the instant rewards that are a feature of so much contemporary culture, it also reminds us that whatever short term difficulties we experience, the world will turn and there will be better times ahead.

Good things is also available in an edition of 100 pieces, each watch numbered on the case back and comes with a signed certificate from the designer.

Check Out Mr. Jones Good Things Watch

Monday, February 4, 2013

Slip Watches - New Colors - New Collection at Watchismo


New Colors!

Full Collection of Nonlinear Design Slip Watches Now Available

"Sometimes all it takes is the slightest nudge to turn something ordinary into extraordinary."

– Dan Rubinstein, Editor in Chief at Surface Magazine

The unisex Slip Watch is a simple, minimal watch and appears to have slipped on the band.

This inferred movement gives the watch its unique character. The face crosses the wrist band at 20 degrees, making it more ergonomic to read. The edge of the band penetrates the casing at hours 12 and 9, making the minimal face easier to read. A continuous one inch strap slides through the back of the watch eliminating the need for removable pins that can fail or become lost.

Get one before they sell out here; Slip Watches


Designer Evan Clabots

For Clabots, design is a process of developing a complete story. Form no longer follows function. Instead, there is an interconnected play between what something looks like, how it works and how it interacts with someone’s life. His process is driven by the question of “why something is?”, not “what something is?”. Each defining element in his work acts in context with the other. Together they form a cohesive and compelling narrative.