Watch Spotlight: Beam me up! Mechanical

    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.

    Design

    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.

    Movement

    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.

    Jewels 26
     Vibrations Per Hour  28,800 BPH
     Power Reserve  44 Hours
     Isochronism  +/- 20 seconds/day
     Rotor Winding Direction  Bi-directional

    Conclusion

    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.

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