A perfectly useless evening

£ 195

Please note: this watch will be available at the end of December.

A glowing watch to encourage you to take a break.

This is a special edition of our most popular watch: A perfectly useless afternoon.

This new design was created by Kristof Devos as a complement to his original design - moving the scene to the night time.

The night time pool scene in A perfectly useless evening was printed with luminous inks, which means that when the watch is placed in complete darkness, the lights in the pool glow!

The character relaxing in the pool was created to inspire you to relax and understand that time spent doing nothing is time well spent.

The time is easy to read, if you know where to look:

  • The figure’s stretched out leg points to the hour
  • The tiny plastic ball floats around shows you the minutes.

Kristof explains his inspiration for the design:

“A couple of years ago, I read a quote by Chinese writer, translator, linguist and philosopher Lin Yutang, that I’ve kept close to my heart ever since:

'If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learnt how to live'.

This quote led to the design of the ‘A perfectly useless afternoon’ watch that was first released by Mr Jones Watches back in the summer of 2019.

It has been a great pleasure to work on ‘A perfectly useless evening’, a special edition of that timepiece.

This new watch imagines what it would look like if the central figure had never left the pool enjoying their useless afternoon and stayed there the entire evening, to endlessly stretch that relaxing feeling.

When I look at my wrist wearing this watch, I always wish I was there...

A perfectly useless evening was made by us here in London, each layer of the design was printed individually, before being hand-assembled by our talented, small team.

Love this design? Check out more watches designed by Kristof Devos:

  • A perfectly useless morning
  • A perfectly useless afternoon
  • A perfectly useless afternoon XL
  • Enjoy the ride (limited edition, now sold out)
  • Kristof Devos portrait

    Kristof Devos is a Belgian Illustrator and Author. The core of his work is as a picture-book illustrator.

    He creates books for children of all ages on themes such as friendship, death and standing up for yourself.

    His work has been described as both quirky and modest. Once in a while he puts down his pencil and takes to the stage, giving public talks on diverse themes such as inspiration and imagination.

    Kristof’s work has been translated into a number of different languages and his books are available in a number of countries around the world. His illustrations have been shown both domestically and in several international exhibitions.

    His work has received multiple rewards, including a “White Raven”, a “3x3 Mag Merit” and an “Award of Excellence” by the prestigious Commarts Competition.

    See more of Kristof's work here: kristofdevos.com

    Size: Medium / unisex
    Strap: 18mm black stainless steel
    Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)
    Mechanism: single jewel quartz mechanism
    Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM
    Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’re happy to help
    Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
    Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
    Case: 316L stainless steel - black PVD coated
    Largest strap diameter: 205mm
    Smallest strap diameter: 150mm

    Please remember we are a small business and during busy sales periods such as Black Friday, our team is working beyond capacity.

    We'll work really hard to get your order shipped out to you as quickly as possible, we aim to have every Black Friday order shipped by 9th December but please be patient if you need to contact us about your order as we are dealing with a very high volume of messages.

    We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

    When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.

    Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can take an extra 5-10 working days.

    If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.

    Shipping guide for watches:

    UK: FREE next working day delivery with DPD
    United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
    The EU: FREE DHL Express shipping, 1-3 working days

     

    Click here to see the full shipping guide for watches

    Straps and t-shirts (unless purchased with a watch): 

    Free Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping, 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

    Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the carriers terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

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