Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Chromotheter from Mr. Jones Watches - These Creatures Make Time Fly


Limited Edition of only 100

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

and Mr. Jones sure does know how to have a good time
The Chromotheter uses the smallest butterfly and the smallest moth to mark the hours and minutes. The lepidopteran hands are depicted at 1:1 scale to give a tangible sense of how tiny these creatures are. The dial has a calibration grid that contrasts with the mercurial nature of the butterfly and moth.

See the Mr. Jones Chromotheter

Chromotheter was designed by Fanny Shorter (shown below), she explains her thinking, “with this design I wanted to reference the idea of scale that's a recurring theme in my work. I decided to reproduce something true to scale and looked at different species that could fit within the watch face when represented at the real size. There are lots of insects that fitted the brief but I wanted to choose something that was surprising in its smallness. The two I selected, the Sinai Baton Blue Butterfly and the Pigmy Sorrel Moth are amongst the smallest in their species and conveniently also 'fly' around the dial."
Chromotheter designer Fanny Shorter
This London Edition Chromotheter was printed and assembled in the MJW workshop in south London. The watch is produced in an edition of 100 pieces with each watch numbered on the caseback.
Case: 316L stainless steel
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Strap: stainless steel
Smallest strap diameter:145mm
Largest strap diameter: 205mm
Mechanism: Swiss Ronda 513 quartz movement
Waterproof: 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months
Assembly: London