The Indefatigable Sphinx


Escape to the curious world of The Indefatigable Sphinx.

This surreal piece of wearable artwork was designed for us by Edward Carvalho-Monaghan.

You can read the time on its psychedelic landscape, as long as you know where to look:

To find the hour, look to the window on the right of the dial. Each hour the digit will change, some numbers are bold and colourful, while others are more cryptic.

At the same time, you'll notice the winged sphinx gets a new head, giving you an alternative way to view the different hours of the day.

The minute and seconds hands work in the usual way, subtle design cues within the artwork act as markers for reading the position of the hands.

Each watch is powered by a beautiful Swiss made Sellita movement, with a jump hour module that was designed by Johannes Jahnke for Christopher Ward.

Edward describes his eye-catching watch design:

“The watch depicts a surreal, dreamlike landscape. This space exists both outside time and at all possible moments in time simultaneously.

Gods, Goddesses and sacred objects from different cultures, places and times are present within this timeless world.

At the top of the dial the bejewelled all-seeing eye watches over the world, looking back at us and making the link between their world and ours.

My aims are always to expand the dimensions of an image to the farthest possible degree and to create contradictions and suggestions within that space.”

The Indefatigable Sphinx was a real labour of love to produce, each watch representing many hours of work over several years.

Technically it is the most complicated piece we’ve ever created, it has more layers of colour across the dial and hour disc than we’ve ever used on a single watch before.

Each watch has a custom strap that we made in-house. The strap was cut, sewn and finished entirely by hand. It's made of leather from the only remaining oak-bark tannery in Britain.

For a limited time, you'll also receive a stunning signed and numbered A5 size art print created by Edward with your watch.

Edward Carvalho-Monaghan portrait

Edward Carvalho-Monaghan is an English artist residing in Slough in the UK (though if you were to ask his Sister, she’d say Windsor).

Edward explored the psychedelic and underground artwork of the 60’s and movements like De Stijl, amongst other things at St Martins College.

Upon leaving he developed a distinctive drawing style, melding the vivid influences drawn from his studies: a youthful obsession with surrealism and a growing interest in the Classical World and ancient cultures. These influences barge and spatter together in his designs, in a form he would currently describe as Plastic Gothic.

See more of Edward's work here:

Size: medium / large
Strap: handmade 20mm leather from the only remaining oak-bark tannery in Britain, the strap will be sized to your wrist
Glass: domed sapphire (hard-wearing) with a mineral case back
Mechanism: Sellita SW200 with a jump hour module designed by Johannes Jahnke for Christopher Ward
Diameter (excluding winding crown): 40mm
Thickness (including glass): 11.5mm
Case: silver stainless steel
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM
Guarantee: five years - any problems after, we’re happy to help

We aim to dispatch all orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.

Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.

If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.

Shipping guide for watches:

- FREE DHL Express shipping, 2-4 working days

We now include all duties and taxes in the price of your watch.

This means, the price you pay when you checkout is the full price and you will not have to pay any extra charges.

Shipping guide for t-shirts

All t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via DHL. Delivery times for these can be found on our shipping guide here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for straps (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail shipping, 3-7 working days (depending on location)


These delivery times are a guide based on the DHL and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

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