The design of the watch makes discrete visual reference to the bicycle- the aperture through which the words are read is based on the drivetrain of a fixed wheel track bicycle.
''I wanted to use words that would instill a sense of value that an hour is a unit of time to be or do or think or act in some way that makes us realise its passing. In a subtle way to instill a sense of mortality that is tempered by an idea of how to occupy this hour that will pass but once.''
Each watch comes in a MJW presentation box with a specially commissioned artwork by Hannah Davies. Inside the box you'll find the guarantee card - every watch is guaranteed for 12 months from the date of purchase against any original manufacturing defect.
- Case: Stainless steel with black PVD coating
- Strap: Black leather with red stitching
- Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
- Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
- Mechanism: Single jewel quartz mechanism
- Waterproof: 5ATM
- Guarantee: 12 months
Graeme Obree loved bikes from a young age and joined a cycling club at 15. He got involved in the racing scene and found he was good at it. By the mid-eighties he had invented his own riding style much like a downhill skier. He was always fascinated by the purity of the individual time-trial against the watch and the One Hour Record on the track, which is the ultimate test of speed and endurance.
In 1993 he built his own unique bike incorporating parts of an old washing machine which he named 'Old Faithful'. He used this to break Francesco Moser's World Hour Record which had been set at altitude and stood for nine years. He went on to become World Champion that year in Individual Pursuit. His innovative riding position was banned one hour prior to the 1994 World Championships but at least he had used it to regain the hour record from his biggest rival, Chris Boardman, a few months earlier.
He re-invented himself in 1995 with a position popularly called ‘Superman’, with arms stretched out in front. He was again World Champion in 1995 and the superman position was used by several gold medal winners at the Atlanta Olympic Games of 1996. The ‘Superman’ position was banned soon afterwards along with Obree’s innovative bike.
Graeme had suffered severe bi-polar disorder and this worsened in the following years which was headlined by two suicide attempts. He now lives a more stable life in Scotland and in 2006 a feature film of his life was made called ' The Flying Scotsman', which followed his searingly honest autobiography of the same name.
|Brand||Mr Jones Watches|
Shipping / Returns
We ship all of our products worldwide:
|Free Delivery||2-5 days||FREE|
|Express Next Day||Next working day (if ordered before 1pm)||£5.00|
|Express Saturday||Next available Saturday (if ordered before 1pm on Friday)||£9.00|
|EU Standard||5-10 days||FREE|
|EU Express||1-7 Days||Calculated during checkout|
|Rest of the World Standard||7-14 days *||FREE|
|Rest of the World Express||1-7 Days||Calculated during checkout|
* Please note we are currenty seeing delays with packages being sent using Standard Shiping to Russia with some orders taking 6-8 weeks to arrive.
All orders ship from our headquarters in the UK. You will therefore be responsible for any import duties which may be applied to orders shipped outside the EU.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the items to us in their original condition and packaging before the 24th of January 2014 within 30 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund (minus shipping if applicable).