A London-based manufacturer, Mr. Jones, is launching a quite interesting novelty. The new Mr. Jones “Ambassador” Watch features a colorful dial that at the first glance looks like an abstract mosaic design, but when the hour and minute hands align, this mosaic takes the shape of a skull. I must admit that the idea in general is a little bit creepy, but definitely original.
An unorganized mix of colors and shapes
The skull stays on the dial for a few minutes before drifting back into abstract mosaic. The inspiration for the watch comes from the skull that appears on the painting The Ambassadors from 1533 which is a work of the greatest German artist, Hans Holbein. The painting portrays a French ambassador and bishop with a distorted skull superimposed over the foreground, but can be seen clearly. When the painting is viewed from an acute angle, the image resolves into the correct perspective. The sudden appearance of the skull on the watch has the same sense of surprise.
The Ambassadors watch is housed in a round, 316L stainless steel case coated with black PVD coating. The beating heart of the new MR. Jones timepiece is the Swiss made Ronda 513 quartz movement. The case is constructed to withstand water pressure of up to 50 meters (circa 165 feet).
The watch is issued in the limited quantity of 100 items, with each watch individually numbered on the case back. This novelty can be purchased for £145 GBP (approximately $234). Mr. Jones “Ambassador” Watch comes in a special box, made exclusively by a London designer and illustrator Camilla Meijer.
All Mr. Jones Watches were designed by Crispin Jones. Jones started his boutique watch brand in 2007 and since than, its watches have been a cult hit. Mr. Jones watches are defined by the progressive and breathtaking designs that experiment with the idea of time keeping.