Mr Jones Watches, known for their wonderful gems, have once again outdone themselves with a mechanical iteration of the Beam me up! watch. This grand model will surely charm not only those who enjoy quirky timepieces but also horology enthusiasts who value genuine movements in their watches.
Designed by Xavier Broche, the Beam me up! look is undoubtedly playful.
The dial features an alien travelling across space in search of intelligent life, suddenly encountering a bewildered pig. Amazingly, the beam cast by the flying saucer marks the minutes. While the position of the pig marks the hours. This design is entertaining, no doubt about it.
Yet again, I believe Mr Jones Watches are terrific at throwing away the traditional “rules” most watch companies lock themselves in. They embrace the majestic ideas their designers come up with while maintaining a cool aesthetic that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Size-wise, the watch is 50mm from lug to lug and has an 18mm brown nubuck (top-grain leather) strap, making it cushy to wear and, from my personal experience, more comfortable than traditional leather straps. Moreover, the watch comes with a hard-wearing sapphire glass and a mineral glass case back — making it suitable for daily wear.
This version of the watch does come with an STP1-11 Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement, meaning it’s powered by your movement, making it a suitable timepiece for true horology geeks and those simply looking for something a bit more manual and nostalgic.
|Vibrations Per Hour||28,800 BPH|
|Power Reserve||44 Hours|
|Isochronism||+/- 20 seconds/day|
|Rotor Winding Direction||Bi-directional|
Beam me up! certainly has a place in the watch world with its distinctive dial design; in fact, it’s like other Mr Jones Watches, a conversation starter with playful characteristics. The performance of the movement is admirable, and with the open caseback, it becomes an instant winner.