The “Memento Mori” watch by Fiona Kruger is a skeleton watch with emphasis on the skull, it is a one off design created when she was studying at University of art and design Lausanne in Switzerland. The watch design is inspired by the 17th century skull watch of Mary Queen of Scotts, as well as the Mexican day of the dead, and the piece symbolizes mortality.
The watch design uses hand-engraved solid sterling silver, and the highly decorative dial is made up of gold and rhodium plated brass.
The teeth and temporal region have been fashioned out of perlage polished plates and there is subtle decoration suggesting eyebrows and cheekbones. This version uses a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, here are the entire specifications:
Case: Solid silver, hand engraved
Movement: ETA 2824 Mechanical movement
Dial: Gold and rhodium plated brass, laser cut and engraved
Hands: Blued steel
Glass: mineral hand cut glass
Bracelet: Blued Calf leather Buckle: Silver
For more information about this design visit her website
Via: Unique Watch
Some people say skulls are getting old, but since we live with them...not sure it will ever happen. :-)