Blowball is a nostalgic watch, to remind you of your childhood.
The individual seeds on the watch face break away and come together at different points in the day.
Every time the watch reaches 12 o'clock the picture joins up to make a full dandelion head.
Two flies mixed in with the seeds point to the hours and the minutes.
Blowball was designed by Fanny Shorter and made by us in London. Every colour you can see in the design was mixed and printed before the discs were cut and assembled one at a time.
Fanny Shorter is a designer and illustrator, her work is inspired by nature is usually on a large scale for interiors and products. So it was an interesting challenge to scale down her work to the small size of a watch face.
Blowball was originally released in a mini-edition of just 50 pieces back in 2013.
You can see the assembly process in action here.
Are you buying this watch as a gift? Add your own personalised engraving here.
Fanny Shorter is a designer and printmaker. She grew up in the quintessentially English county town of Winchester, surrounded by historic architecture and idyllic countryside. Her upbringing formed an enduring influence on her designs and how her work is manufactured.
Fanny originally trained as an illustrator at Brighton University. In 2011 she established her eponymous range of textiles, prints and accessories from her studio at Cockpit Arts in London.
You can see more of Fanny Shorter's work here.
Size: small / ladies
Strap: 12mm stainless steel - silver mesh (other options available here)
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 31mm
Height (from lug to lug): 40mm
Case: stainless steel - polished silver
Mechanism: quartz - Ronda 503
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’re happy to help
We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 2pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will inform you via email as soon as possible.
When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.
Shipping guide for watches:
UK: FREE next working day delivery with DPD
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-2 working days
Europe: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
Australia: FREE DPD shipping 3-6 working days
Rest of the world: £10 Fedex Priority shipping 2-6 working days
Clocks, straps, bags (unless purchased with a watch):
Please note: due to COVID-19 postage restrictions, we are temporarily no longer able to ship watch straps (ordered separately to watches), clocks and bags outside of the UK.
If you are outside of the UK, you can still order however, please expect a delay, as we will not be able to ship them until restrictions have been lifted.
FREE shipping with Royal Mail usually 2-7 working days
You will see a more accurate estimated shipping time 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 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.