A perfectly useless afternoon: mechanical

€695

This is the automatic mechanical version of the A perfectly useless afternoon watch.

This watch features a beautiful Swiss movement that is visible through the glass case back.

The 40mm case is also slightly larger than the original quartz (37mm) design.

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 mechanical 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 mechanical was made by us here in London, each layer of the design was printed individually, before being hand-assembled by our talented small team.

Size: Large / unisex

Mechanism: Sellita SW200 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

Case: 316L silver stainless steel

Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 40mm

Height (from lug to lug): 50mm

Thickness: 11mm

Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM

Guarantee: 12 months (any problems after, we’ll be happy to help!)

Strap: 18mm silver stainless steel

Smallest strap diameter: 150mm

Largest strap diameter: 205mm

Kristof Devos portrait

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

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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