Fiona Krüger Memento Mori Skull Watch

Fiona Krüger Memento Mori Skull Watch

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There are skull watches and then there are skull watches like this. Looking like a Mexican "Day of the Dead special" (Dia de Los Muertos), this mechanical skull-shaped watch is full of personality and design talent. Right now it is a one-of-a-kind watch, but there are plans for production in the near future. The watch was designed by Fiona Krüger while she was a design student at the ECAL school in Switzerland (University of art and design Lausanne). Apparently I need to credit both her and the school as she designed the watch while there.

"Memento Mori" isn't a name that hasn't been used before, but a design like this is cool and unique. The watch case is literally shaped like a skull. This one has been hand-engraved in solid sterling silver (also the crown). Not sure of the size, but it does not look too small or too large. Interesting touches include the traditional style blued-steel hands and aviator style crown. That combo looks inspired from Peter Speake Marin if you ask me.

The dial itself is where all the fun is. It is a combination of carved, laser-cut, colored, and polished elements that make up the decorative skull motif. The dial materials are gold and rhodium plated brass. The perlage polished plate that makes up the teeth is neat. This is a very interesting combination between designer and mechanical elements. Even the caseback is cool.

Fiona Krüger needed to use a specially cut mineral crystal for this piece because a sapphire one custom-cut for the skull shape would have been too pricey. Though if it makes it to production I am sure they will strive for a sapphire crystal. Inside of the watch is a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. Attached to the watch is a blue calf leather strap with a silver buckle.

I love the creativity of stuff like this and am happy that Fiona Krüger is striving to make it a reality. On her website (link above) you can see more images as well as concept art while designing the Memento Mori watch. Fiona Krüger is also not sure about the price at this time, but I hope it will be relatively affordable.

  • JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

    Saw this watch in HotTopic in 2001.

  • Jay Sherman

    Wow I would call this watch a piece of crap but that would be an insult to crap. I assume the market is mopey teenagers with large sums of disposable income? People in love with tacky jewelery? People who love Ed Hardy designs but really want to pay through the nose for them?

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      “piece of crap” implies it is of low-quality and without much merit. You just don’t like it aesthetically.

  • AnnurLina

    @azzerogue cool! Lawa gila kottt

    • azzerogue

      @AnnurLina SANGAT. NAK FOR BIRTHDAY THANK YOU

      • AnnurLina

        @azzerogue haha dream on. Hp tu tak cukup ke?!

        • azzerogue

          @AnnurLina ceh GRRRR.

        • AnnurLina

          @azzerogue muahaha

        • azzerogue

          @AnnurLina fine nnt akak ckp kat momy jgn beli anymore presents utk awk

        • AnnurLina

          @azzerogue eleh adik tak kesah. Everything dah ada kot. Ngehahaha

        • azzerogue

          @AnnurLina i dare u to say that bila mumy bg more presents

        • AnnurLina

          @azzerogue ngeh pine pineee. Nak baliiiiiik

        • azzerogue

          @AnnurLina balik laaaa

        • AnnurLina

          @azzerogue dah kena kurung mcm kat penjara. Geram gila :@

        • azzerogue

          @AnnurLina so awak tak bole balik la?

        • AnnurLina

          @azzerogue mmg tak bole pun. Tapi kalau dpt fly, lepas ah. Blum plan mcmne nak fly ni =/

        • azzerogue

          @AnnurLina horait. papehal btau laa nanti

  • Glass_Goddess

    WOW..absolutely love this design. Would love for it to be offered at an affordable price.

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