12 September 2018
Please note we are awaiting stock for this model and orders placed now will not ship before September 19th 2018, thank you for your understanding!
A watch to remind you to have fun with your time.
Timewise features an owl's head which slowly rotates and points to the hours.
The minutes are marked by the passage of a tiny mouse around the edge of the dial.
The owl and the mouse perform their watchful dance - neither one ever quite able to escape the other!
This watch was created for us by British Design legend Clifford Richards.
We then printed each colour of the design layer by layer, and assembled the watch in our London workshop.
We commissioned Clifford because of the bold and distinctive characters that have been a feature of his work all the way back to the 1960s. As the Victoria and Albert Museum note: "Richards designed some of the most memorable packaging and printed ephemera of the 1960s. Vibrant, witty and fun, they are an exuberant expression of the Pop Art decade."
Clifford explains the thinking behind Timewise: "I've always loved to apply graphics to objects and designing this watch was a perfect opportunity - and owls seem to pop up regularly in my designs!”
We visited Clifford at his studio in Cirencester and created a short video with him about the design which you can see below.
Clifford Richards studied book illustration at the South East Essex School of Art in the early 1960s and found his way into advertising.
That was when he began to develop his paper products – a collection of flat-packed, self-assembled cardboard gift boxes which was soon followed with a range of slot-together animals (‘Slottizoo’) and politicians (Slottiwhozoo).
These products were quite unlike anything around at the time and perfectly captured the mood of ‘Swinging London’ in the sixties with its Pop-Art influences.
Encouraged by the commercial success of his products he left advertising to set up his own graphic design business, which also enabled him to develop products for companies like Paperchase and Bloomingdales, as well as his own design projects.
Throughout his long and varied career he has continued to develop ideas along with design consultancy and today concentrates on product development along with his own graphic projects.
Size: medium / unisex
Strap: 18mm 100% real leather - brown with brown stitching (other options available here)
Mechanism: single jewel quartz mechanism
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM (leather will wear out if exposed to water)
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’re happy to help
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel - polished silver
Did you know we ship worldwide?
Orders from within the UK are sent using Royal Mail Tracked 24 (£5.95).
If you place your order with us before 2pm, it should arrive the following working day. You will be sent a tracking number when your order has been dispatched.
If you are based in London and would prefer to collect your order from our store, contact us and we can refund your shipping costs. Please note, due to high demand we are unable to reserve limited edition watches for collection in store.
Orders can be sent International Tracked or Fedex.
International Tracked (£8.00) takes 3 to 7 working days.
Fedex (£35) usually takes 1 to 3 working days.
Rest of the world
Orders from outside of Europe can be sent International Tracked or Fedex (recommended for countries with unreliable local postal services).
International Tracked (£10.50) usually takes 5 to 7 working days.
Fedex (£30-50 depending on location) takes 1 to 3 working days.
All shipping options are trackable and fully insured, when your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.
Updates on the International Tracked and Signed service is via your national postal service, FedEx deliveries are trackable on the FedEx website.