Ophelia

€240

A watch to give you a fresh perspective. 

Ophelia was designed for us by Joshua Obeng-Boateng. 

Two fish circle around a pond, immersed in their own watery world below the flowers and lily pads on the surface.

Each watch was printed and assembled one at a time, by hand; before being assembled by our small and talented team. 

By printing the design on different layers, with different levels of transparency, we’ve created a watch that captures the spirit of Joshua’s artwork.

How to read the time:

The position of the two fish show you the hour and minutes.

Joshua explains his inspiration for the design:

“This watch was designed partially as an ode to the John Everett Millais painting ‘Ophelia’.

In my work I‘ve experimented a lot with drawing water and people in water and when I saw this painting it was a perfect fit for the journey I was on.

In the original version of this design a character’s face emerges from the middle of the water.

Now in my updated version of the design for the permanent collection, the character is no longer there, creating a further space for narrative projection.

The central idea behind the watch is a celebration of water and the diverse symbolism it can take: Water can be a symbol of death and mortality, as it is in Millais’ painting of ‘Ophelia’ or it can be used to represent life and animism as embodied by the fish that swim around.

It can even embody both life and death simultaneously: as in spiritual practices such as baptism which represent both the death of the old self and the rebirth as a new person.

This circularity - death and rebirth is encapsulated in the fish making their endless circuit around the watch face”

Joshua Obeng-Boateng portrait

Joshua Obeng-Boateng is an Illustrator from London, England.

He’s currently a student at the University of Reading studying for a BA in Fine Art. When he’s not studying he creates compelling images for a range of clients.

His work has been described as unique and refreshing with a vibrant use of colour and a distinctive style. One may also use the word inclusive when describing his work, as many cultures are represented throughout his output.

Joshua enjoys presenting his work both digitally and in printed forms, however he has worked on a diverse range of products. So far, his most notable clients have been Facebook, Instagram, Adobe and Mr Jones Watches.

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Size: Medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm silver stainless steel

Glass: sapphire

Mechanism: single jewel quartz mechanism

Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM

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

Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm

Height (from lug to lug): 46mm

Case: 316L stainless steel - polished silver finish

Largest strap diameter: 205mm

Smallest strap diameter: 150mm

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 DHL Express shipping, 1-3 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. 

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