Skull Watch

Memento Mori reinterprets the theme of mortality in horology (watchmaking), drawing inspiration from the 17th century skull watch of Mary Queen of Scotts, Mexican Dia de Los Muertos decoration and beautifully decorated skeleton movements found in today’s luxury watches.

Image from Fiona Krüger.

“This contemporary time piece highlights the value of watchmaking by drawing our attention to the watch movement. The pieces of the movement make up the form of a skull. Each piece is decorated and assembled by hand resulting in a unique timepiece rich in tradition, know how and symbolism.”

Fiona Krüger is a designer working on projects ranging from watch design to more conceptual sculptural installations.

adapted from Fiona Krüger’s site (here).  Thanks to Street Anatomy for making me aware of this project.

For another example of a contemporary skull watch click (here)

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