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Mare Adesso was created by Italian designer Matteo Girardi as a celebration of nature and the freedom of the oceans.
The name of this watch means “Sea, now!” a joyful call to escape the city and enjoy nature.
A majestic whale is caught in a cycle of leaping from the sea, soaring clear above the waves and diving back down into the depths.
The watches were printed and assembled by us in our workshop in London.
How to read the time:
The whale's nose points to the minutes, while the hours are displayed within the moon.
Matteo explains his inspiration for the design:
"Every year I look forward to summer, to escape the everyday reality of city life and visit the seaside. It’s one of my favourite places and I love to admire the ocean in all its splendour and imagine the wildlife and ecosystems working below the surface.
My design was born from the idea of creating a watch that would be beautiful to look at and at the same time convey an important message: that man must show more respect for nature.
For me the sea is synonymous with freedom and purity, but in recent decades pollution has profoundly damaged this fragile ecosystem.
I wanted to convey the idea that the sea is beautiful and inhabited by wonderful creatures but we should not take it for granted.
Mare Adesso was the result of a project organised by the Scuola Superiore d’Arte Applicata and Mr Jones Watches. The students at the school were challenged to design a watch for us and we liked this design so much that we decided to produce it.
As standard, the silver case version comes with the red/orange sky and the black case with the blue sky. If you would like to swap the case colour, please leave a note in the 'comments' box of your order and allow an extra 2-3 days for processing.
Matteo Girardi is an Italian Graphic Designer who lives in Milan. He recently graduated from his studies in graphics and communication and he studied drawing at the Scuola Superiore d’Arte Applicata in Milan.
Mare Adesso was the result of a project organised by the Scuola Superiore d’Arte Applicata and Mr Jones Watches - the students at the school were challenged to design a watch for us and we liked this design so much that we decided to produce it.
Strap: 18mm silver stainless steel
Mechanism: ST1721, 20 jewel automatic mechanical
Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)
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 - polished silver finish
Largest strap diameter: 205mm
Smallest strap diameter: 150mm
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 as soon as possible.
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 3-7 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, 1-2 working days
Clocks, straps, bags (unless purchased with a watch):
Free Royal Mail shipping, 5-14 working days (depending on location)
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 DPD, Fedex and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.