Ophelia

$245

A watch to give you a fresh perspective. 

This watch was designed for us by Joshua Obeng-Boateng. The watch shows a face emerging from the water, with the body submerged below. 

Our small team printed and painted the design on different layers, before assembling them by hand, right here in London, England.

Ophelia is limited to just 100 pieces worldwide and available exclusively from us.

How to read the time:

Two fish swim around the head, their position indicates the hours 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.

The central idea behind the watch is a celebration of water and the diverse symbolism it can take:

Water can equally be a potent symbol of death and mortality, as it is in Millais’ painting of ‘Ophelia’. Water can be used to represent life as embodied by the fish that swim around the head.

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 echoed in the fish making their endless circuit around the face”.

 

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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

Band: 18mm black leather with black stitching

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

FREE SHIPPING

Watches:

- FREE Fedex shipping, 1-2 working days

Wall clocks, bands, bags (unless purchased with a watch):

- FREE Royal Mail, 5-10 working days

We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12 pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will try to 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 customized engraving or band, during busy sales periods this can take an extra 3-7 working days.

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. 

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

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