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New Mr. Jones Face Timers - Limited Editions of Only 20 Watches Ever Made

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Mr. Jones Face Timers

Artist Limited Editions - Only Twenty Watches Made!

We're very excited to reveal a new project from Mr. Jones Watches: 'Face Timers' a collection of five watches, each designed by a different artist and produced in an edition of just 20 pieces.
The watches were all hand-made in their London workshop. The artists were given the brief of designing a watch based on the enormously popular The Last Laugh, although with complete freedom to interpret this in whatever way they wanted to.
Mr Jones Watches is the cult watch brand from London. They (and we) believe that a watch should do more than just tell the time: it should make you think, start a conversation or simply make you smile.
Get one before they're gone (and they will be sold out quickly!)

Order your Mr. Jones Face Timers Here.

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British Tattoo artist Adrian Willard created this sister design to The Last Laugh Tattoo Edition. The time is displayed on the skull’s teeth - the upper jaw shows the hours and the lower jaw the minutes
The time on this watch is displayed on the skull's teeth - the upper jaw showing the hour and the lower jaw the minute. The skull is based on the sugar skulls that are given as gifts to the living and the dead during the Mexican Day of the Dead Festival.
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Moonhead shows an Apollo Orbiter and astronaut in passage around Moonhead. The astronaut's position marks the minutes and the orbiter indicates hours. The moon is ever watchful, his eyes swivel to follow the orbit of the man and the spaceship.
The watch is based on Joey Moonhead, the central character from Andrew Rae’s debut graphic novel “Moonhead and the Music Machine”.
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New York artist and illustrator Kirsten Ulve has produced this unique take on the kitsch Jesus-watch genre: The time is read on Jesus’ teeth - the upper jaw indicates the hours and the lower jaw the minutes.
She took on the challenge of working with the most recognized face on earth, a face which is both inspiration and expletive. The watch anticipates the cry of all those running late, "Jesus have you seen the time!"
Jesus has the most recognizable face on earth, so I thought he'd make a great design challenge. How often do you look at your watch? Here's a handy devotional image for the modern multi-tasker with no time for church. Both inspiration and expletive, his face also begs the question "When Would Jesus Do It?"
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In this age of the smart-watch and digital everything, Analogon provides an antidote. Lucy Vigrass who created this genial time-piece explains, “I wanted to create a more friendly, analogue companion to carry with you, my imagined vision of the future”. The robot's upper row of teeth show the hours and the lower jaw shows the minutes.
This watch is a more companionable vision for the future: a friendly robot who shows you the time. The name of the watch derives from the Greek word for proportionate, a suggestion, perhaps for how we should manage the technology in our lives.
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Psychedelic Sunsets springs from the imagination of Edward Carvalho-Monaghan the face of this watch shows a surreal, multi-colored landscape with the time contained in a mini-vortex beneath the setting sun.
The watch represents, “a surreal combination of clouds as landscapes and mystical doors drifting together in a multitude of contrasting time sequences. Each Sun sets from a different dimension and plane, though the images combine together to open another vortex for a more recognizable Earthly time reading.”
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Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeCreated on the premise that this genre of wearable art would never get made otherwise, founder David Stowe and an amazing lineup of artists have come together to bring Vannen to life. Their impressive Series Two collection of limited edition Vannen Watches features designs by Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe.

Vannen captures the electrifying worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture and infuses them into every limited edition timepiece they produce. Featuring exceptional, highly collectible, limited edition, quality driven timepieces at affordable prices. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible - but still exclusive - Vannen gives the public a new way to showcase their taste in art, fashion and style without breaking the bank.

limited edition of 500

Originally from New Jersey, young Bigfoot fled to California to be closer to the big trees. Disassociated from art school and human society, in 1994 he started writing "Bigfoot" in the streets of San Francisco with relentless fury. Often working with house paint and wooden panels, his work depicts the conflict between the respect for nature held by the artist's cast of Bigfoot characters and the destructive agenda of mankind. Despite the artists reclusive nature, Bigfoot has managed to stay active in society with art shows in America and Japan and by also designing skateboard graphics, toys, limited edition art prints, footwear and apparel... which most recently included collaborations with The North Face and Hurley International. His eponymous character and his love of heavy metal - and especially the masked rock group KISS - play a major role in his studio work as well as his highly recognized street art.

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampePackaging and watch

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeBigfoot at work and samples of his artwork (below)

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe

Travis Lampe grew up in a small town in rural Kansas. His older brother and his friends never let him play “Dungeons & Dragons,” not even as a dwarf, so he was forced to search for another creative outlet. After briefly considering vandalism, he discovered the strangeness of old-timey cartoons. In fact, he became enamored by them and began making elbow-less characters of his own. His toys and paintings tend toward an ironic take on sadness and angst, probably as a result of never getting to play “Dungeons & Dragons.” He has a level-one dwarf character ready to go in case his brother changes his mind. Travis currently lives and works in Chicago and shows all over the U.S. and internationally.

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeWatch and packaging

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeSamples of Travis Lampe's artwork (below)
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeThomas Han "Pill Finder"
limited edition of 500

About the Artist: Thomas Han was born in 1979 in Taiwan, and he spent his formative years in San Francisco. He now resides in Los Angeles where he finds himself an oddball embraced by the evolving art scene. Han is known for his colorful, character-driven silk screens and paintings. He takes all the destruction and hedonism in today's world and channels it into his art. These highly original works are the culmination of a process he calls "Tradigital." Han believes his work can comfort people from the growing vices facing society. He is a walking, talking contradiction, yet he is also a hopeless believer. On the surface, his work appears cute, but seething just underneath are serious subjects like pain and addiction. Thomas' message of want, desire, addiction, and the curious world of exaggerated pop and color are all wrapped up into well-perfected imperfections of candy-coated pieces.


Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeThomas Han's artwork samples (below)
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeBlaine Fontana "Growth Patterns"
limited edition of 500

About the Artist: Born in the Pacific Northwest, Blaine Fontana began his interest in art at a young age. He was always encouraged to use his imagination throughout his art education. While attending and earning a BFA in Communication Art/Design from OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, he worked at becoming a graphic designer and art director for a cutting edge design firm, a fashion/lifestyle magazine, and a young men's apparel company. As Fontana began to focus on his fine arts career, he has designed, exhibited, and licensed his work with a variety of galleries and companies such as KFC intl., LeBasse Projects Gallery, SCION, Upper Playground, NIKE, Kidrobot and others. Between managing his design studio with creative partner and wife, Eugenie Jolivett, Fontana's time is still spent working on his "Urban Contemporary" paintings for galleries and private commissions.


Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeBlaine Fontana's artwork (below)
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Brian Ewing "Black Curse"
limited edition of only 50

Sooner or later in life, someone's going to curse you. The only way to avoid such ugliness is to take control of your destiny and, essentially, curse yourself. Teamed up with New York-based poster artist and designer Brian Ewing to bring you the Black Curse watch. Brian's mark is visible all over the black, red and gold palette. Snakes, skulls and skeleton keys--all familiar graphics from his arsenal--cover the band, faceplate and packaging with curses.


This Black Curse watch is limited to 50 pieces worldwide and comes with extras! - a signed and numbered 8"x10" giclee print (on acid free velvet cotton rag with archival inks) designed specifically for this release and available nowhere else. You can see the print below...

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeVannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampewatch packaging

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeArtist Brian Ewing and art samples (below)
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis Lampe
Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeIndividually inspected, assembled and packaged by hand in Los Angeles, every watch is treated like a true piece of art. Designed by some of the world's most exciting multidisciplinary artists, Vannen creates wearable art that appeals to forward-thinking, style-savvy individuals while honoring the distinctive vision of our team of cutting edge artists. Every Vannen watch is a collaboration, from the design and packaging to the bonuses that have become a cornerstone of the Vannen experience. There is no single Vannen aesthetic. You just know a Vannen watch when you see one.

Based loosely around the Swedish word for friend, Vannen Watches takes a pro-artist stance and strives to build a global community of friends united by art. When you collect Vannen, you can feel good about your purchase. Your investment is felt directly by the artists, and you become part of the cycle of friends supporting friends. Each collection of watches bolsters the art scene by bringing awareness to emerging artists and inviting the world to experience something new.

Vannen is for the artists, the shops, the galleries, the collectors...and most importantly you.

Vannen Series 2 Watches - New Limited Edition Styles from Artists Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Thomas Han, Brian Ewing and Travis LampeThe collection

Ikepod Carbon Nanoball Hourglass designed by Marc Newson - Baselworld 2010 Unveiling

The Ikepod Hourglass is 60 minute counter made up of high-grade glass with “sand” that composed of carbon or nickel-plated nanoballs. A gold-plated nanoball version is also available.

The container measures 265mm x 300mm x 3mm.



Ikepod Website




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Ikepod Cannonballs Watch by Artist Jeff Koons Introduced at Art Basel Miami

Ikepod Cannonballs Watch by Artist Jeff Koons Introduced at Art Basel MiamiIkepod has just introduced the Horizon "Cannonballs" designed by artist Jeff Koons & introduced this week at Art Basel Miami. Still with the unmistakable ellipse case by Marc Newson, this proves to be a new direction for the major art collector and Ikepod owner Adam Lindemann.

Priced at around $15,000 (USD) and made of Titanium.

Ikepod Cannonballs Watch by Artist Jeff Koons Introduced at Art Basel Miami
Ikepod Cannonballs Watch by Artist Jeff Koons Introduced at Art Basel Miami
Ikepod Cannonballs Watch by Artist Jeff Koons Introduced at Art Basel Miamiartist Jeff Koons

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Perhaps, The Creepiest Watch Commercial Ever Produced! Diesel Timeframes Ad That Will Never Be Aired!

Yeah, it is likely this ad will creep you out but I thoroughly enjoyed it. A perfect blend of mental illness and style! Perversion-chic!

I mean, dig the guy fondling the oriental carpet with his supercool Diesel watch - you must own that!

And the guy who you know smells like pee just barely gets his nipple through the door! Where is his watch? Dare I ask?

The bar has been raised watch advertising world. Air this masterpiece during the Superbowl!



Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon Soule

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleCreated on the premise that this genre of wearable art would never get made otherwise, founder David Stowe and an amazing lineup of artists have come together to bring Vannen to life. The first collection of limited edition Vannen Watches features designs by Buff Monster, Brian Morris, Chris Ryniak, Damon Soule and an exclusive Halloween edition by Dirty Donny.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon Soule
Individually inspected, assembled and packaged by hand in the USA, every watch is treated like a true piece of art. Each selected artist is given a plastic watch as a canvas to showcase their original artwork and connect with the world. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible - but still exclusive - Vannen has given the public a fun new way to show their taste in art and fashion and support a new movement in artistic achievement. And all artists design their own custom packaging.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleArtist designed custom packaging
(as cool to collect as the watches themselves!)

Based loosely around the Swedish word vännen (meaning "friends") brings some of today's best lowbrow art to wrists. Longtime watch fan and founder David Stowe wanted to fill the void in a medium that doesn’t always pair fashion with function, while incorporating his idea that working with friends helps people discover artists thus creating new friends.

Stowe also hopes that Vannen Watches will transform the insular nature of collectors. “If someone buys an art toy, book or print, it sits on their shelf collecting dust only to be seen by people who come to their houses. With our watches, you can show the entire world your taste in art and fashion.”

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleThe inaugural series invites you to experience a new world where art meets fashion. And at $65 per timepiece, anyone can afford to have art wrapped around his or her wrist. Created on the premise that this genre of wearable art would never get made otherwise, founder David Stowe and an amazing lineup of artists have come together to bring Vannen to life. The first collection features designs by Buff Monster, Brian Morris, Chris Ryniak and Damon Soule.

Individually inspected, assembled and packaged by hand in the USA, every watch is treated like a true piece of art. Each selected artist is given a plastic watch as a canvas to showcase their original artwork and connect with the world. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible - but still exclusive - Vannen has given the public a fun new way to show their taste in art and fashion and support a new movement in artistic achievement. And all artists design their own custom packaging.

The heart of Vannen Watches is to expose extraordinary artwork to people that may never have the opportunity to discover it, much less incorporate it into their lives. Each collection of watches is produced with one goal in mind – to support the global art scene by bringing awareness to each artist and invite the world to experience something new. Vannen is not only collectible art; it transcends all ages, genders and nationalities.

Buff Monster lives in Hollywood and cites heavy metal music, ice cream and Japanese culture as major influences. The color pink, as a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness, is present in everything he creates. Buff is known for putting up thousands of silkscreened posters across Los Angeles and also in faraway places. When his original and one-and-only wheat paste brush was no longer usable, seven years of frequent poster missions came to an end. Having given up a very productive street art career, he now works exclusively on fine art paintings, collectible toys and select design projects. His works have been exhibited in numerous galleries, usually accompanied by large installations to enhance the paintings. Aside from his Happy Creamy Vannen watch, he has many other projects in the works.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleVannen "Happy Creamy" by Buff Monster

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleWatch packaging for Buff Monster's "Happy Creamy"

"It's a fun and happy design. I keep exploring all these other crazy themes in my paintings, but this is a core Buff Monster design. A watch is a really functional item, so you have to take that into account when you're designing it. And the packaging is really simple, but I really like the cardboard bubble pack that it comes in."

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleThe art of Buff Monster

Chris Ryniak was born in 1976 in a safely distanced suburb of Detroit. He spent his childhood basking in the warm glow of Saturday morning cartoons, monster movies and flipping over rocks in search of insects and reptiles. In his teenage years, Chris' attention would shift to the world of skateboarding and the artists associated with the skate community, which later led to interests in commercial illustration. A graduate and former instructor at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Chris is now a painter and sculptor of all manner of critters that grace canvases as well as toy and print platforms. Chris' work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the world and his paintings have also been published in numerous books and periodicals. Chris currently resides in a coastal Ohio Dutch Colonial with his wife, two children, cat and frog.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleVannen "The Order of Things" by Chris Ryniak

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleChris Ryniak watch packaging for
"The Order of Things"

"Chris Ryniak: The design is basically a carefully cropped version of my painting "The Order of Things." It was the first painting that I did that reflected my current visual direction, plus it was centered and had a face...like a watch. I had never given any thought to putting my art on anything that wasn't a large solid area (like a skateboard). I knew I wanted to use as much of one painting as possible, so I went through a lot of my paintings, trying to find the right one, and at the time, this one made the most sense to me to use on the watch."

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleThe art of Chris Ryniak

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleArtist Brian Morris

Brian Morris lives on the southern side of Chicago, married, eats a lot of red meat, prefers pinot noir, favorite color is black, draws because he likes to, second favorite color is black, born in '76, works in advertising, '62 Cadillac in the garage, dead kitty's name tattooed on his wrist, doesn't believe in God, believes in people, heavy metal poser, country music, Sharpies, Faber-Castells, doesn't correct his drawings, tattoos, deep in love, early to rise, saver not a spender, knows you can't take it with you, raised in a small town, college degree, practice makes perfect, loves toys, collector of HotWheels, enjoys the darker side, steak, potatoes, breakfast with his wife at the Ramova Grill, not a big fan of TV, would go to bed at 9PM if he could, smokes too many cigarettes, doesn't smoke enough cigarettes, loves black cherry Kool-Aid, boobies, and he won't design you a tattoo.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleVannen "Time Waits For No Man" by Brian Morris

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleWatch Packaging for Brian Morris' "Time Waits For No Man"

"Brian Morris: Themes of life and death play a big role in the works that I create. This watch was an excellent opportunity to share my belief that "time waits for no man." I hope that each time the wearer checks the time they are reminded to make the most of every moment. Time will pass you by if you let it, but the end will not. [Watch design] has its challenges: The shape, materials and functionality were all things I'd not worked with before. The art was created in the same way I produce all of my drawings; it was the application that was real fun part."

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleThe art of Brian Morris

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleVannen "Square Takes The Circle" by Damon Soule

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleWatch packaging for Damon Soule's "Square Takes The Circle"

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleArtist Damon Soule

As a child Damon became so engrossed with drawing that it became a distraction; at age 16 he dropped out of school opting for the immediacy of a GED. At 19 he moved to San Francisco and enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Program at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1996 Soule became the Art Director and Co-founder of FIT Skateboards and Civilian Clothing. After art directing the brands for a number of years, he sold his portion of the business to pursue art full-time. Soule's art has been featured in group exhibitions in San Francisco at 111 Minna Gallery, Punch Gallery, Southern Exposure Gallery, Culture Cache, New Langton Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Recent shows also include "New Works by Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule" at BLVD Gallery and "Green Art Exhibition" at Robert Berman Gallery.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleThe art of Damon Soule

Introducing Vannen's first Special Edition Holiday Watch. And what better holiday to begin with than Halloween?

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleDirty Donny (poster artist/fine artist/gearhead extraordinaire) was selected to create this extremely exclusive holiday watch because of his incredible repertoire of devious little monsters, ghouls and goblins. His characters and illustrations are notorious for their spectacular color and personality.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleOnly 150 of the Dirty Donny Halloween in black will be made!

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleSealed Trick or Treat custom packaging
(with surprises inside!)

Donny’s creatures are sometimes playful-yet-spooky while others are just so wild and mischievous they almost jump off the page and bite you in the face. We knew a Dirty Donny watch would be perfect as a Halloween exclusive that's wearable all year long... and we were right! Donny's Halloween exclusive is a black and purple watch with flying bats all along the straps and a warped, twisted, ghoulish neon face on the dial.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleThis exclusive watch is limited to 150 pieces worldwide, but because we loved the art so much we decided to throw in a little treat and make another super-limited variant known as the "Toxic Chase" color way. The Toxic Chase watches are so extremely limited that only 50 exist in the entire world.

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleThe extremely limited edition Toxic Chase by Dirty Donny

Vannen Watches - New Brand Featuring Limited Edition Artist Watches by Buff Monster, Dirty Donny, Chris Ryniak, Brian Morris and Damon SouleThe art of Dirty Donny

Vannen's Halloween exclusive is packaged in an orange Trick-or-Treat bag filled with goodies!

Vannen Product Page Link
Prices start at only $65! Very cool collectibles...

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New from MB&F - A Teaser for the New Horological Machine Coming in a Few Weeks

Any Guesses? My first instinct was that it could be a Joan Mirólogical Machine or even better, an Alexander Calder inspired timepiece...I mean how cool would Calder's mobiles be in the miniature world of a watch? Ha... I actually know but I'm not telling until it is released on October 29th, stay tuned and see future teases here or at the Maximilian Büsser & Friends website.

Below is the first visual teaser/hint MB&F is providing...











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Salvador Dali's "La Prémonition des Tiroirs" Premonition of the Drawers 1973 Table Clock

Salvador Dali's DALI DIDN'T JUST MELT CLOCKS Y'KNOW...

"The Premonition of the Drawers" created by the great master of surrealism Salvador Dali, in 1973. This is the fifth in a series of eight such complex and vaguely menacing bronze forms based on a 1934 pencil sketch of a semi-reclining female figure with a number of partly open drawers, her throat and neck covered by her long hair. The head consists of an OMEGA electronic watch. The white Roman numeral dial with stick hands (special version) covers a "mouse" sonic resonator calibre 1220 whose case is held at the top by a single screw-in Catalan bean.

Salvador Dali, Paris

Longueur : 39 cm. Hauteur: 28 cm. Largeur : 20.5 cm.

1973

L'horloge est une sculpture en bronze patiné, vert clair, conçue par Salvador Dali d'après un dessin daté de 1934, La prémonition des tiroirs. Réalisé par le sculpteur Onelio Vignando, le bronze a été fondu par la maison Valsuani, à Paris. L'œuvre a été éditée en huit exemplaires, auxquels s'ajoutent quatre épreuves d'artiste, par la galerie André-François Petit à Paris.

Un modèle spécial de montre, munie d'un mouvement électronique à diapason, a été construit par la maison Omega afin d'être inséré dans la sculpture. Notons que le haricot qui la surmonte se dévisse pour permettre de l'enlever.

Dali développa, dans les années 1930, une suite de représentations allégoriques du Temps incluant des horloges et des montres.

D'après "Catalogue d'œuvres choisies"
Catherine Cardinal, Jean-Michel Piguet,
Éditions Institut l'homme et le temps, 1999


Collection of MIH (MUSEE INTERNATIONAL D'HORLOGERIE)

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Sèvres Vase Clock - Knocks On Any Vase You Own For The Time

Sèvres Vase Clock - Knocks On Any Vase You Own For The TimeThe Sèvres Vase Clock, a prototype by Georgios Maridakis, indicates the hour with an audible knock. Just place the vase of your choice on the brass and wood stand and the hammer will strike the vase each hour.

Each vase makes a different sound, but adding different amounts of water for different pitches and notes takes it one step further. The modern take on a grandfather clock is a subtle, unobtrusive way to indicate time—we'd add a few flowers too.

Designer Georgios Maridakis is currently finishing a stint at the Royal College of Art in London. Visit his site for more info on this and other projects.

Sèvres Vase Clock - Knocks On Any Vase You Own For The Time
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Mr. Jones New Watch Releases - Always On My Mind & On Foot Watches

Mr. Jones New Watch Releases - Always On My Mind & On Foot WatchesHow does one follow up the hugely successful "The Accurate" (Remember You Will Die) watch? Well, the concept designer Mr. Jones of London has done it with the brand new "Always On My Mind" Watch. No longer being reminded of your mortality, but instead, constantly think of your immortal beloved every time you check the time. (Sugar cubes for extra sweetness not included)

Mr. Jones says, "This is a watch for the Romantic - the hour and minute hands for the phrase always on my mind. The watch gives a frisson of pleasure every time it is consulted and the wearer is reminded of that special person."

They are a limited edition series of only 100 models and each watch is individually numbered on the caseback.

Mr. Jones New Watch Releases - Always On My Mind & On Foot Watches
Mr. Jones New Watch Releases - Always On My Mind & On Foot WatchesAlso just introduced (We're the first in the world at The Watchismo Times!) is the limited edition Mr. Jones "On Foot", the follow up to the highly conceptual "The Average Day watch".

On Foot displays the world record times for running different distances. Three arcs map the records to the hours, minutes and seconds on the watch. The outer arc shows records of less than 60 seconds: 100m, 200m and 400m; the sweep of the second hand corresponds with the span of each record. The two inner arcs align with the minute and hour hand respectively, for records of under and over one hour.

Mr. Jones New Watch Releases - Always On My Mind & On Foot Watches
Mr. Jones New Watch Releases - Always On My Mind & On Foot WatchesAh, don't forget the now classic The Accurate. Be inspired by it, live your life like every second counts!

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