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Case Size:
Under 39mm
Color:
Silver
Mov't Type:
Quartz
Strap Material:
Stainless Steel
Strap Material:
Mesh
Brand:
Mr. Jones
Gender:
Women
Case Shape:
Round
Water Resistance:
5 ATM

Mr. Jones Chromotheter London Limited Edition

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LONDON EDITION
ONLY 100 WATCHES PRODUCED
INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED

Chromotheter uses the smallest butterfly and the smallest moth to mark the hours and minutes. The lepidopteran hands are depicted at 1:1 scale to give a tangible sense of how tiny these creatures are. The dial has a calibration grid that contrasts with the mercurial nature of the butterfly and moth.

Time flies when you're having fun!

Chromotheter was designed by Fanny Shorter, she explains her thinking, “with this design I wanted to reference the idea of scale that's a recurring theme in my work. I decided to reproduce something true to scale and looked at different species that could fit within the watch face when represented at the real size. There are lots of insects that fitted the brief but I wanted to choose something that was surprising in its smallness. The two I selected, the Sinai Baton Blue Butterfly and the Pigmy Sorrel Moth are amongst the smallest in their species and conveniently also 'fly' around the dial."

Chromotheter was printed and assembled in the MJW workshop in south London. The watch is produced in an edition of 100 pieces with each watch numbered on the caseback.

Specifications:
Case: 316L stainless steel
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Strap: stainless steel
Smallest strap diameter:145mm
Largest strap diameter: 205mm
Mechanism: Swiss Ronda 513 quartz movement
Waterproof: 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months

Fanny Shorter & her 'Chromotheter' watch for Mr. Jones

Excerpt from an interview of designer Fanny Shorter by Crispin Jones:

Crispin: Can we talk a little about the most recent design, the one that's not even released yet?

Fanny: Yes, sure - with this design I wanted to bring the idea of scale that's in my other work. I looked at different animals that could fit within the watch face - of course there are a lot of insects but it wouldn't really be interesting: everyone knows that an ant could fit within a watch face. With the butterfly and the moth it's hopefully surprising to people that they can be this tiny, and obviously that only works because the illustration is to 1:1 scale (otherwise I could just have drawn a really small butterfly!)

Crispin: I like the way the butterfly and moth work with the scientific magnification scale

Fanny: Absolutely - there is a tension that is set up between the hard edged scientific scale and the sort of ephemeral motion and form of the butterfly and the moth. There's a sort of sense of the absurdity of measuring and classifying these tiny animals - this has a nice link to the watch and time which is obviously one of the biggest constructs we live with - after all what does time mean to a butterfly!

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