Vingt Mille

€146 €195

A watch to inspire you to have fun with your time

In homage to the fearless Captain Nemo, the Vingt Mille watch shows the dramatic attack of the giant squid from 20,000 leagues under the sea ("Vingt mille lieues sous les mers" in the original title).

The endless battle between squid and man depicts the time, from hour to hour each appears to be gaining the upper hand.

The two men being held by the squid indicate the hours and minutes.

Vingt Mille was designed for Mr Jones Watches by award-winning designer and illustrator Fanny Shorter. She created the original artwork in pen and ink and we reduced it down to the micro scale of the watch face.

Portrait of Fanny Shorter

Fanny Shorter is a designer and printmaker. She grew up in the quintessentially English county town of Winchester, surrounded by historic architecture and idyllic countryside. Her upbringing formed an enduring influence on her designs and how her work is manufactured.

Fanny originally trained as an illustrator at Brighton University. In 2011 she established her eponymous range of textiles, prints and accessories from her studio at Cockpit Arts in London.

You can see more of Fanny Shorter's work here.

Size: medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm black leather, blue stitch

Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)

Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm

Height (from lug to lug): 46mm

Case: 316L stainless steel - polished silver

Mechanism: quartz - Ronda 513

Waterproof: yes! 5ATM (however leather will wear out faster if exposed to water)

Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’re happy to help!

Largest strap diameter: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger size

Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap

Please expect some shipping delays for orders placed through Black Friday weekend.

We will do our best to get your order out to you as soon as possible, however we are expecting this to take a little longer than usual.

Shipping companies are also experiencing some delays due to increased demand.

We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will inform you via email as soon as possible.

When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.

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

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

Shipping guide for watches:

FREE 1-3 working days shipping with Fedex

Clocks, straps, bags (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail shipping, 5-10 working days (depending on location)

Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the Fedex 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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