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Embrace life's imperfections with the Photobomb watch.
This playful watch was designed by French Author-Illustrator, Xavier Broche.
Our best laid plans can often be interrupted by the unexpected: in this case a perfectly composed photo is joyously upset by a squirrel photobombing the scene.
Xavier explains his thinking behind the design:
“I started thinking about a moment when everything aligns perfectly: the perfect place, the person you love, the feeling of joy.
With this perfect moment there's a desire to immortalise this moment with the perfect photo. But there’s often that one little detail that spoils the beautiful view. And what could be more unexpected than a squirrel inserting his furry face into this perfect scene!
Beyond the humorous touch, there is also the idea that something really perfect needs a touch of surprise or absurdity to make it complete".
The time is displayed in a subtle way on the camera: the hours are in the viewfinder and the minutes are on the screen (along with the squirrel)!
The individual colours in the design were printed one by one, before each watch was assembled by hand and tested by our small team in our London workshop.
This watch is limited to just 100 pieces worldwide, available exclusively from Mr Jones Watches.
Purchases are strictly limited to one per person/address for this limited edition watch. We don’t think it’s fair for people to buy to resell them at a higher price, so please don’t do this or we will be forced to block your orders.
Xavier Broche is a children's book Author-Illustrator based in France.
He has produced many works for “Les Éditions Lapin”, mainly as part of a series of collaborations with Alice Chaa, a writer for children.
Feathers and brushes, felt-tip pens and inks, the tools vary and the themes change according to the book.
Xavier has explored a diverse range of topics in his work: from adoption to travel; fear of the dark to learning numbers and even following the adventures of an unconventional princess...
In addition to published works, Xavier has also collaborated on radio shows and live drawing events, such as Podcast Science.
See more of Xavier’s work at: xavierpuyo.com
Or follow Xavier on Instagram here.
Size: medium / unisex
Strap: 18mm black leather with black stitching
Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)
Mechanism: ST1721, 20 jewel automatic mechanical
Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we can still help!
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel - black PVD coating
Please note, we are currently experiencing dispatch delays. If you need your watch in a hurry, please email us and we will do our best to prioritise your order. Thank you for your patience.
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.
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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.