Mr Jones Watches – The Ascendant

Oh hi guys. It’s been a while since I’ve opened up WordPress – it certainly wasn’t a conscious decision and I am hoping to get back in to it soon. In the meantime, I have a new watch! Some things never change.

The latest addition to my collection is incredibly beautiful and photos do not do it justice. The Ascendant is by French artist, Marion Labbez who has made four watches for Mr Jones (I own one other of her designs – Nuage). It has textured gilded palladium which creates such a reflective and polished design, and has probably the most complicated system for reading the time.

The hours are in the tree at the top. So far, so good. The minutes is where things start to get tricky.

  • A small gold star – 5 minutes
  • A large gold star – 10 minutes
  • A large silver star – 30 minutes
  • The moon – 0 minutes

“If the stars are on the line, then it’s exactly that time past the hour; slightly above the line means subtract a minute or two and slightly below the line means add on a minute or two”.

I haven’t worn the watch yet, but when I do, please don’t ask me for the time. It’s not for that.

(Also, check out the new wooden box at the top with a very satisfying open and close mechanism. I appreciate the small details).

This is watch number 19 for me – take a look at the rest of my collection.

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