Ophelia

£ 175

A watch to give you a fresh perspective. 

Ophelia was designed for us by Joshua Obeng-Boateng. The watch shows a face emerging from the water, with the body submerged below.

Our small team printed and painted the design on different layers, before assembling them by hand, right here in London.

Ophelia is limited to just 100 pieces worldwide and available exclusively from us.

How to read the time:

Two fish swim around the head, their position indicates the hours and minutes.

Joshua explains his inspiration for the design:

“This watch was designed partially as an ode to the John Everett Millais painting ‘Ophelia’.

In my work I’ve experimented a lot with drawing water and people in water and when I saw this painting it was a perfect fit for the journey I was on.

The central idea behind the watch is a celebration of water and the diverse symbolism it can take:

Water can equally be a potent symbol of death and mortality, as it is in Millais’ painting of ‘Ophelia’. Water can be used to represent life as embodied by the fish that swim around the head.

It can even embody both life and death simultaneously: as in spiritual practices such as baptism, which represent both the death of the old self and the rebirth as a new person.

This circularity - death and rebirth is echoed in the fish making their endless circuit around the face”

Joshua Obeng-Boateng portrait

Joshua Obeng-Boateng is an Illustrator from London, England.

He’s currently a student at the University of Reading studying for a BA in Fine Art. When he’s not studying he creates compelling images for a range of clients.

His work has been described as unique and refreshing with a vibrant use of colour and a distinctive style. One may also use the word inclusive when describing his work, as many cultures are represented throughout his output.

Joshua enjoys presenting his work both digitally and in printed forms, however he has worked on a diverse range of products. So far, his most notable clients have been Facebook, Instagram, Adobe and Mr Jones Watches.

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Size: Medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm black leather with black stitching

Glass: sapphire

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 - 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 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

Click here to see the full shipping guide for watches

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. 

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