A perfectly useless afternoon XL
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This is the XL version of the A perfectly useless afternoon watch. The 45mm case is just the right size for the larger wrist, it's not too big and not too small.
A watch to encourage you to take a break.
This unique watch was designed by Kristof Devos as a gentle reminder to take it easy and spend time enjoying the moment.
The character lounging in the pool was created to inspire you to relax and to realise that time spent resting, is time well spent.
How to read the time:
- The relaxed figure's stretched leg shows the hour
- The tiny plastic duck floats around to show you the minutes.
The circular form of the watch doubles as the pool, the sides are the tiles and they are perfect markers for the hours.
A perfectly useless afternoon XL is powered by a beautiful Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement, which is visible through the glass exhibition case back. This means it doesn’t have a battery. Instead, the motion of wearing your watch provides the power to wind it up and keep it running.
Kristof explains his inspiration for the design:
"Ironically, it took time to change the way I look at time. A couple of years ago, I read a quote by a Chinese writer, translator, linguist and philosopher Lin Yutang that I’ve kept close to my heart ever since:
'If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learnt how to live'.
So when designing this watch, I took that quote as a starting point.
The quote by Lin Yutang taught me the value of doing nothing at all every once in a while.
One of the ways I love wasting time is by floating around, with my eyes closed, letting the water be my guide.
The perspective of my illustration lets you dive into time."
A perfectly useless afternoon XL was made by us here in London, each layer of the design was printed individually, before being hand-assembled by our talented small team.
Kristof Devos is a Belgian Illustrator and Author.
The core of his work is as a picture-book illustrator.
He creates books for children of all ages on themes such as friendship, death and standing up for yourself.
His work has been described as both quirky and modest. Once in a while he puts down his pencil and takes to the stage, giving public talks on diverse themes such as inspiration and imagination.
Kristof’s work has been translated into a number of different languages and his books are available in a number of countries around the world. His illustrations have been shown both domestically and in several international exhibitions.
His work has received multiple rewards, including a “White Raven”, a “3x3 Mag Merit” and an “Award of Excellence” by the prestigious Commarts Competition.
See more of Kristof's work here: kristofdevos.com
Strap: 22mm silver stainless steel
Mechanism: STP1-11 Swiss made automatic mechanical - this means the watch has no battery, instead it's powered by your movement
Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing) + mineral glass case back Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 45mm
Height (from lug to lug): 53mm
Case: 316L stainless steel
Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’re happy to help
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