The Indefatigable Sphinx watch
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The Indefatigable Sphinx watch on a wrist
The Indefatigable Sphinx watch on a black background
Close up of The Indefatigable Sphinx jump hour movement
Close up of The Indefatigable Sphinx watch
The Indefatigable Sphinx watch against a white background
The Indefatigable Sphinx watch and handmade strap
The Indefatigable Sphinx watch on a brown background
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The Indefatigable Sphinx slipcase and packaging
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Back of The Indefatigable Sphinx slipcase
The Indefatigable Sphinx jump hour movement
The Indefatigable Sphinx on white background
The Indefatigable Sphinx watch worn on a wrist
The Indefatigable Sphinx dial
The Indefatigable Sphinx portrait by Edward Carvalho-Monaghan
Close up of The Indefatigable Sphinx portrait by Edward Carvalho-Monaghan
The Indefatigable Sphinx watch in product box

The Indefatigable Sphinx

The Indefatigable Sphinx

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Escape to the curious world of The Indefatigable Sphinx.

This surreal piece of wearable artwork was designed for us by Edward Carvalho-Monaghan.

You can read the time on its psychedelic landscape, as long as you know where to look:

To find the hour, look to the window on the right of the dial. Each hour the digit will change, some numbers are bold and colourful, while others are more cryptic.

At the same time, you'll notice the winged sphinx gets a new head, giving you an alternative way to view the different hours of the day.

The minute and seconds hands work in the usual way, subtle design cues within the artwork act as markers for reading the position of the hands.

Each watch is powered by a beautiful Swiss made Sellita movement, with a jump hour module that was designed by Johannes Jahnke for Christopher Ward.

Edward describes his eye-catching watch design:

“The watch depicts a surreal, dreamlike landscape. This space exists both outside time and at all possible moments in time simultaneously.

Gods, Goddesses and sacred objects from different cultures, places and times are present within this timeless world.

At the top of the dial the bejewelled all-seeing eye watches over the world, looking back at us and making the link between their world and ours.

My aims are always to expand the dimensions of an image to the farthest possible degree and to create contradictions and suggestions within that space.”

The Indefatigable Sphinx was a real labour of love to produce, each watch representing many hours of work over several years.

Technically it is the most complicated piece we’ve ever created, it has more layers of colour across the dial and hour disc than we’ve ever used on a single watch before.

Each watch has a custom strap that we made in-house. The strap was cut, sewn and finished entirely by hand. It's made of leather from the only remaining oak-bark tannery in Britain.

For a limited time, you'll also receive a stunning signed and numbered A5 size art print created by Edward with your watch.

Details:

Size: medium / large
Strap: handmade 20mm leather from the only remaining oak-bark tannery in Britain, the strap will be sized to your wrist
Glass: domed sapphire (hard-wearing) with a mineral case back
Mechanism: Sellita SW200 with a jump hour module designed by Johannes Jahnke for Christopher Ward
Diameter (excluding winding crown): 40mm
Thickness (including glass): 11.5mm
Case: silver stainless steel
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM
Guarantee: five years - any problems after, we’re happy to help

Order processing

We aim to dispatch all watch orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.

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

If you are in a hurry for your order, please email us. We'll try our best to prioritise your order.

Shipping guide for watches

UK: FREE DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL shipping, 1-3 working days. To order to The EU, please visit our Euro website here (duties and taxes are included in the price of your watch).

Click here to see the full shipping guide for watches

Shipping guide for t-shirts

Our t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via an express service. Delivery times for these can be found here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for watch straps

If purchased separately from your watch, watch straps will be shipped with Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping.

This takes 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.

Return your watch for an exchange

We are happy to exchange unworn watches.

Fastening the watch will cause damage to the leather. If this is the case, we charge for the watch strap (or we can put the worn strap on the exchanged watch for free).

Please email us directly if you think your watch is faulty.

Return your watch for a refund

To return for a full refund, you have 30 days if purchased online. After this time we can offer an exchange if your watch hasn’t been worn.

If you purchased your watch in-store, we can offer an exchange or store credit only. This is because you’ve seen the watch in person and had the opportunity to try it on. Please let us know if you’re purchasing as a gift.

T-shirt returns and Exchanges

We recommend checking the measurements of our t-shirts on our size guide before placing your order, you can also check them here

However, if your t-shirt is faulty, we can offer an exchange or a refund. In this circumstance, please email us within 30 days of placing your order, with a photograph of the problem, as well as your order number.

To return other products (such as straps) please email us: info@mrjoneswatches.com to arrange this.

UK returns

1) Generate your free returns label here.

2) Print it off and stick it to your original packaging.

3) Take it to your local post office. Find your closest here.

(If you no longer have your original packaging, please ensure your watch is securely wrapped in bubble wrap / something similar to protect it in transit).

NB please include a short note describing the issue with the watch and your contact details.

EU and International returns

Please send the watch to this address:

Mr Jones Watches (repairs)
61 Dartmouth Road
London SE23 3HN
United Kingdom

Ensure the watch is securely wrapped in bubble wrap to protect it in transit.

Please include a note stating:

- the reason for the return
- a detailed description of the problem with your watch (if sending for repair)
- your email address and your order number
- remember to include your return delivery address, (so we know where to send the repaired watch)

We recommend you use a tracked service. 

As the UK is no longer in the EU, you will have to fill in a Customs Declaration form (usually a CN22).

Please write in the description field "wristwatch, return for factory repair / refund , no commercial value." 

This is essential otherwise an import duty will be levied which you will be liable for (there is no way for us to reclaim this charge).

Please note: we do not cover shipping costs for unwanted items, returned from outside of the UK. If you are returning a watch that is faulty we may be able to reimburse shipping costs if your watch is within warranty, please contact us ahead of sending in this instance.

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