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 / medium
Mechanism: STP1-11 Swiss made automatic mechanical
Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing) front + mineral case back
Case: stainless steel
Thickness (including glass): 11mm
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM (leather will wear out faster when exposed to water)
Strap: 18mm 100% leather black, black stitch
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 12pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.
When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.
Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can take an extra 5-10 working days.
If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.
Shipping guide for watches:
UK: FREE next working day delivery with DPD
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL Express shipping, 1-3 working days
Straps and t-shirts (unless purchased with a watch):
Free Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping, 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.