Your entire day in symbols
Here Comes The Sun & Moon
This special edition Mr. Jones Sun & Moon has been designed by New York illustrator Kirsten Ulve, “I like the notion of doing away with specific time telling, and embracing a more relaxed attitude. Symbols indicate the general time: dreamy unicorn sightings in the morning, the universal quest for cheese in the day, then some heavy drinking in the evening, followed by a bump in the night and monsters in the wee hours. Typical day kind of stuff without the need for those bothersome numbers."
The crescent shaped sky on the dial represents 12 hours, with the hours running from left to right: When the sun is next to the leftmost marker the time is 6am. The sun slowly climbs in the sky until it reaches the apex of the crescent, at which point the time is midday. The sun then gradually descends until it reaches the right hand marker at 6pm. After 6pm the Sun ‘sets’ and disappears from view, meanwhile the Moon ‘rises’ on the left. The position of the Moon in the sky therefore shows the hours from 6pm until 6am. The minutes are display in the center of the dial and these run in the conventional way, so each marker on this dial corresponds to five minutes.
Sun and Moon watches were first produced in Britain in the late 1600s during a period of experimentation with the watch face and how to represent the time. Eventually, following this period of experimentation the concentric hour and minute hands became established as the universal standard.
About Mr. Jones:
Mr Jones Watches is the cult watch brand from London. They believe that a watch should do more than just tell the time: it should make you think, start a conversation or simply make you smile.
About the artist:
Kirsten Ulve is a New York City based illustrator and designer. She blends crisp conceptual design with a graceful fashion sensibility. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two black kitties Romulus and Remus.