As I struggled through my 11th year of start-of-semester chaos at work, I made myself a promise – just get through Registration and I will treat myself to a new Mr Jones watch. I had my next purchase picked out – A Perfectly Useless Afternoon designed by Belgian artist, Kristof Devos. I had missed out on buying one of the limited editions, but a slightly modified version has since made it to the permanent collection. I set time aside to buy my latest watch the first weekend of October to mark the end of an insane two weeks.
And then – surprise! – a new design was released before I could make my purchase. Called A Perfectly Useless Morning and also designed by Devos, it has a beautifully autumnal layered design which is so charming to look at.
The hours are marked by the trees, with the yellow leaf acting as the hour hand and the bird soaring around as the minute hand.
And I got my lucky number once again.
By the way, I’m not ruling out buying A Perfectly Useless Afternoon as well – I couldn’t possibly leave my Kristof Devos collection incomplete.
This is watch number 18 for me – take a look at the rest of my collection.