The Last Bloom. Floral skull watch, front facing. Case back of The Last Bloom. Each limited edition model is numbered out of 100. The Last Bloom watch, side facing. The Last Bloom. Floral skull watch in Mr Jones Watches packaging. The Last Bloom and Vanishing Point on Edward's wrists. The Last Bloom watch, flat on printed background. The Last Bloom watch on Edward's wrist.

Edward Monaghan re-worked our skull designs in his own unique style to create a pair of limited edition watches: The Last Bloom and Vanishing Point.

The Last Bloom

On the face of The Last Bloom you can see a skull made from a colourful arrangement of leaves and flowers.  

Edward’s design references the work of William Morris but recast through a psychedelic prism of brilliant, artificial colour.

Edward describes The Last Bloom design: “With the Mexican Day of The Dead in mind, The Last Bloom reminds us that life and death are inextricable bedfellows and we need not labour in darkness, but instead savour the beauty of nature’s transiency”.

Limited edition and London made

The Last Bloom is released in a numbered edition of 100 pieces, each watch is numbered on the back of the case.

All of our London made watches are assembled by us and have to pass our strict time testing process before they are issued for release.

Each watch was printed and built by us in London. Each individual colour was mixed by hand and laid down in turn using our pad printer. 

How to tell the time

The time is displayed on the skull's teeth: The upper teeth show the hours, while the lower teeth show the minutes. 

Vanishing point is powered by a 20 jewel automatic mechanical movement. This means there is no battery. The motion of wearing the watch provides the power to wind it up and keep it running. 

The watch movement has a 'jump-hour' feature, so the hour flips over exactly on the 59 -> 00 minute transition.

Specifications
 Case 316L stainless steel
Mechanism ST1721 20 jewel automatic mechanical movement
Strap Woven stainless steel
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock) 37mm
Height (from lug to lug) 46mm
Waterproof 5ATM
Guarantee 12 months

About the artist

Edward Carvalho-Monaghan graduated from Central St Martins School of Art & Design in 2014. Since graduating he has worked for a wide range of clients, from fashion brand Hermès, to newspapers: The Guardian and The New York Times. 

Edward is a master of storytelling: creating complex narratives with a few simple lines that make an increasing amount of sense the more you stare at them.

While he readily cites psychedelic music and the work of avant-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky as strong influences, it’s his desire to create work that doesn't draw on visual references or pander to stylistic trends, that makes him such an exciting talent.

http://www.edwardcarvalhomonaghan.co.uk/

Live demo

 

The Last Bloom watch on models wrist

 

The Last Bloom watch

 

Vanishing Point and the Last Bloom watches on models wrists

 

Two watches on Edward's wrists