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.
Please note: this watch comes with a silver stainless steel strap, if you would like to choose a different option, click the 'customise your watch' button.
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 note, we are currently dispatching orders within 3-4 working days.
We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 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.
Clocks, straps, t-shirts (unless purchased with a watch):
Free Royal Mail shipping, 3-7 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 DHL and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.