We’ve been fans of Mr. Jones’ watch creations for quite awhile now, posting his Cyclops, All Around the World and Last Laugh timepieces in the past. Now designer Crispin Jones has unveiled his latest watch, “Good Things”, which like the his previous models incorporates a very creative trick to its chronological madness. As a testament to not take life too seriously, and to have patience in a world of instant gratification, the “Good Things” wristwatch has a message hidden on the face: once each hour the jumble of letters slide into alignment and spell out the maxim, “Good things come to those who wait”. As a message in appreciating the finality of life, it reminds us a bit of the Memento Mori, Carpe Diem! watch. As Mr. Jones writes:
“This aphorism extols the virtues of patience, or helps us recall patience rewarded. The message is an antidote to the instant rewards of so much contemporary culture, it also reminds us that whatever short term difficulties we experience, the world will turn and there will be better times ahead.”
Like his other creations, only 100 of the “Good Things” watch will be made, with its unique number engraved on the back of the stainless steel case. The watch runs on a ISA1198 single jewel quartz movement, is waterproof up to 165 feet and comes packaged in an MJW box illustrated by Fanny Shorter. Included in the handsome set is a signed certificate from Crispin himself to prove authenticity. Pick it up directly from Mr. Jones for about $200 (£145).
A look at the back case of the Mr Jones “Good Things” Watch after the Jump…