Professional maker of marks Vic Lee created the detailed artwork of Fantastic Exploits.
The watch design is a mix of Victorian lettering, old school tattoos and the world of the circus.
In the centre of the design is a kaleidoscope that changes shape before your eyes.
The Fantastic Exploits watch is powered by a Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement, this is visible through the glass exhibition case back and in its own way as mesmerising as the kaleidoscope.
Vic also designed the hands on the watch to be detailed and decorative in-keeping with his overall illustration.
How to read the time
Hours are marked by the first letter of the number (so 6 = S, for six). The letters have unique personalities: every hour is, after all, distinct in its own way.
The minute markers are equally unique - some are playful and eye-catching, while others are quiet and restrained.
Vic drew on his love of typography in all it’s diverse forms to create this magnificent montage of letters and numbers.
Each watch was printed and built by hand in our London workshop.
London based artist and Illustrator Vic Lee spent 20 years working as a graphic designer on major branding, interior and retail design projects.
Today Vic's work is centred around illustrations that use text and letterforms in unexpected ways.
He creates pieces that are realised as large scale murals, limited edition prints or applied to products.
His clients range from multinational corporations to local startups. As Vic says he makes, “pure unadulterated delicious illustration - no additives”.
Vic Lee talks about the design collaboration
Size: large, mens / unisex
Mechanism: STP1-11 Swiss made automatic mechanical - this means the watch has no battery, instead it is powered by your movement
Glass: sapphire crystal (hard wearing) / mineral glass back
Case: stainless steel
Thickness (including glass): 10.5mm
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM (leather will wear out faster when exposed to water)
Strap: 18mm 100% leather black with black stitching
Largest strap diameter: 220mm - contact us if you need a larger strap
Smallest strap diameter: 165mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’ll be 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.
Please allow a little extra time to receive watches with engravings, whilst most orders are still being dispatched within one business day, some may take up to 7 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.