Fiona Krüger’s ‘Memento Mori’ timepiece reinterprets the theme of mortality in watch-making. The luxury watch appreciates both the mexican imagery of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and the 17th century watch of Mary Queen of Scotts, with a human skull detailed with decorative gold metalwork. The skeletal form of the the faceplate is formed by layering, by which the intricate nature of a mechanical watch is reinforced.
The case, in the shape of skull to represent mortality, is fashioned from solid silver and mineral hand cut glass and is also engraved by hand. The dial is made from gold
and rhodium plated brass which has been laser cut and engraved. Blued steel hands of the clock move by a ETA 2824 mechanism over the skull watch face. ‘Momento Mori’ is fastened to one’s wrist by a blued calf leather band with a silver buckle, somber but wonderful piece of design and craftsmanship.