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 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
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
We aim to dispatch all watch orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.
When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.
Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes 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 DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL Express shipping, 1-3 working days
Shipping guide for straps (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.
Shipping guide for t-shirts:
All t-shirts on our website are now printed and shipped by an external supplier inside the UK. This means that if you place an order for both a watch and a t-shirt, they will be shipped separately.
Our supplier uses a Royal Mail tracked service for all shipments and this usually takes a little longer than our watches. You can see an estimated 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.