Mr Jones Watches has teamed up with the Brazilian graphic artist Fernando Volken Togni to create Chatterbox.
This watch is a bit Dadaist in it’s juxtaposition of motifs, symbols and characters. It flouts conventional aesthetics to show you the time - one of the characters shows you the hour in his open mouth, while the minutes pass through a mysterious eye.
Chatterbox is an organised chaos of talkative creatures, natural forms and vibrant colours that combine to create an energetic, unique timepiece.
This watch was produced in our London workshop. We printed all the components and assembled and regulated each watch by hand. The watch is released in an edition of 100 pieces, with each watch numbered on the back of the case.
About the artist
Fernando Volken Togni is half German and half Italian and was born in Roca Sales, a small town in the lush Taquari Valley in Southern Brazil. He graduated in Social Communication/Advertising and worked for several years as a graphic designer and art director in advertising agencies. Working with branding and packaging design, Fernando discovered his passion for geometrical shapes and started working as a professional illustrator.
At present he is based in London and works to create illustrations for books, magazines, advertising campaigns, products and spaces. His bubbly illustrations represent daily life with precise attention to details and bold use of colour.
Case: PVD coated 316L stainless steel
Mechanism: ST1721 20 jewel automatic mechanical movement
Strap: black woven stainless steel
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Guarantee: 12 months