New Accurate Mk2
This is the most accurate wristwatch you can buy - the hour hand reads "remember", the minute hand "you will die".
The Accurate is a link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object
designed to remind us that life is brief and that we should seize the
moment while we are here. The design is also a play on the notion of
accuracy in time keeping - this watch is accurate in a rather more
fundamental sense than the traditional horological measures...
A statement from Crispin Jones about the design of the watches:
"Today everyone has a mobile phone to do the really functional
timekeeping, this means that the wristwatch is free to do something a
bit different. The watches I design reflect and comment on society, both
on the role that time plays in all our lives and also on the social
impact of technology. Of course because I would like people to wear
these watches, I also work very hard to make them beautiful objects in
their own right."
Case: polished stainless steel
Mechanism: Swiss Ronda 513 quartz movement
Strap: Black leather with white stitching
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Guarantee: 12 months
Smallest strap diameter:150mm
Largest strap diameter: 205mm
Designed by Crispin Jones, they are genuine indie
products entirely conceived and executed following a singular vision.
To use a cinematic analogy: most watches may be thought of as Hollywood
blockbusters replete with happy ending and saccharine sentiment; Mr
Jones Watches in contrast are film noir - interested in the anti-hero
and the complicated pleasures of everyday life...
watch today is a defunct tool - we all have a mobile phone to check the
time on, but the watch endures because it expresses something of our
personality. Whilst many watches are a symbol of material wealth, Mr
Jones Watches are concerned with ideas.”
Crispin Jones, founder Mr Jones Watches
About Mr Jones Watches
London-based designer Crispin Jones in 2007, Mr Jones Watches aims to
create and produce watches that do more than just tell the time. A
masters Degree from the Royal College of Art combined with a history
designing for companies including Casio Research and Phillips Design has
influenced the way Crispin approached his designs.
To achieve the
intricate and playful designs in the collection, Mr Jones Watches uses a
series of rotating disks layed on top of each other. The idea, usually
used in the design of children’s watches, allows for intricate
illustrations and more experimental layouts; whilst still showing the
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