Recent ECAL, University of Arts and Design Lausanne, graduate Fiona Krüger, created an interesting series of watches called “Memento Mori” for her thesis project. The timepiece reinterprets the theme of mortality in watch-making. Memento Mori reinterprets the theme of mortality in horlogery, 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.
The watch is made of solid silver and mineral hand cut glass and is 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. The band is made of blued calf leather with a silver buckle