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.
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
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
Please allow a little extra time to receive your order through January. We aim to have all orders dispatched within 1-2 working days, however we are experiencing some internal delays due to local lockdown restrictions.
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.
Please allow a little extra time to receive watches with engravings, these may take up to 10 working days.
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.