Silent Shadow

£ 195

Due to an issue with our inventory system, you cannot select a number of the edition at this time, instead your order will be randomly allocated a limited edition number out of the 100 pieces available.

A design to encourage you to confront your hidden monsters.

This new limited edition watch watch was designed for us by Chinese Artist Yico Liu:

The character on the dial of the watch is surrounded by two monster hands, printed with semi-transparent ink.

At different points in time, the monster’s hands cover the mouth, eyes or the ears of the character.

The position of these two hands mark the hours and minutes as they move around the face.

Yico explains her inspiration behind the design:

“My design is about those feelings and thoughts that hold us back. I visualise these feelings as being like a monster who I can't see but who messes things up for us.

Sometimes the monster covers our mouth or covers our eyes to stop us from seeing or expressing ourselves as we want to.

The monster in my design is a bit ambiguous - some times it looks like it's cuddling or stroking the face while at others it's smothering or strangling it. Like maybe sometimes it’s nice to not see or not speak.

The design fits into a larger body of work that I've made which explores the different monsters that people carry with them.

The title of the watch refers to the idea that while we can try and outrun these monsters they are as tied to us as our shadows.”

Each watch was printed and assembled one at a time, by hand; before being assembled in turn by our small and talented team in London.

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.

Yico Liu portrait

Yico Liu is a Chinese illustrator who graduated from the University of the Arts London and studied Visual Communication Design in the United States as an undergraduate.

Because of her experience studying graphic design, she creates bright, clean illustrations with a strong sense of presence. The experience of studying in three countries also makes her works very interesting.

She has worked on branding, product, packaging, and poster design for clients.

Her illustration work was a finalist in the 2021 Communication Arts Illustration Competition, winning a bronze medal in the 2021 3x3 Illustration Student category.

You can see Yico's work here: yicoliu.com

Size: medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm

Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)

Mechanism: single jewel quartz mechanism

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

Please remember we are a small business and during busy sales periods such as Black Friday, our team is working beyond capacity.

We'll work really hard to get your order shipped out to you as quickly as possible, we aim to have every Black Friday order shipped by 9th December but please be patient if you need to contact us about your order as we are dealing with a very high volume of messages.

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

 

Click here to see the full shipping guide for watches

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. 

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