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.
|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|
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.