Mr Jonest Watches: An Inordinate Fondness For Beetles

Last summer I was delighted to collaborate with Crispin Jones from Mr Jones Watches, the cult watch brand from London, on a watch design using a quote attributed to British biologist JBS Haldane as inspiration. On being asked what one could learn about God from a study of nature, Haldane reputedly replied, "he has an inordinate fondness for beetles." From that wonderful starting point, we worked together to produce a design which captured the random scurrying nature of beetles caught in a kind of mobile 'bug box' on your arm - two of the insects have even escaped onto the outer case - which contrasts with the more ordered display of beetles on the hour disc.

The watch was produced in Mr Jones Watches' London workshop in an edition of 100 pieces and is available to purchase from their website here.