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.
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
Band: 18mm 100% real leather - black with blue stitch
Crystal: 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 this time, 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 remember we are a small business and during busy sales periods our team are working beyond capacity.
We'll work really hard to get your order shipped out to you as quickly as possible, but please allow at least seven days for dispatch.
- FREE SHIPPING to US and Canada: Fedex Priority, 1-3 working days
- $13 shipping to Mexico: Fedex Priority, 2-5 working days
Bands and t-shirts (unless purchased with a watch):
- FREE Royal Mail tracked, 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 5-10 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.