Design submitted by Cory from the USA.
Cory says: “I’m a big fan of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and my favorite character was always the Cheshire Cat. I don’t much care for most of the depictions of the cat in popular culture, so I thought I would make my own. Most depictions of the cat are either too playful, or too sinister. I aimed to create a work of art that depicted the cat as mischievous, playful, and a tad sinister; one that is also a timepiece.
The hours are affixed around the outside of the case in normal clockwise fashion. The cat himself is segmented into 5 minute intervals, the grin, appearing first, is 5 minutes, his head is the 10 minute mark, and each stripe is five minutes. The singular minutes are four dots affixed just below and between the 12 and 1 hour markers.
`Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: `we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’
`How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.
`You must be,’ said the Cat, `or you wouldn’t have come here.’
So, yes. People who are mad about Lewis Carrol’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” as well as the many fans of popular culture references to the Cheshire Cat himself.
The only way to have a proper Cheshire Cat timepiece, I decided, was to do it as a Pocket watch design. The distinctive chain links flowing from one’s belt loop to the watch pocket of their jeans makes for a great conversation piece. Then revealing the ornate case, and opening it to reveal the cheshire cat inside makes for a unique timepiece.”