Fiona Krüger - FIONA KRUGER BLACK SKULL
Fiona Krüger - FIONA KRUGER BLACK SKULL

FIONA KRUGER BLACK SKULL

Fiona Krüger | 18'500 € Tax inc.

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BLACK SKULL, Limited Edition of 12 pieces

BLACK SKULL Watch, Limited Edition of 12 pieces

 

“…the Skull has survived decades of cultural and creative revolution as the ultimate symbol of life, death and human experience” - Faye Dowling – The Skull Book

 

Fiona Krüger’s BLACK SKULL watch is a darker interpretation of the theme of mortality in Horlogerie, whilst still drawing inspiration from the 17th century skull watch of Mary Queen of Scots, the Mexican celebration of Dia de Los Muertos and beautifully decorated skeleton movements found in today’s luxury watches, all of which informed Fiona’s original SKULL design. Fiona is herself from Scotland and spent 3 years living in Mexico as a child. Her poetic approach to watchmaking stems from her fine art background, design training and international upbringing, resulting in emotive watches which integrate Art with “Swiss Made” craftsmanship and technology.

 

Her contemporary timepieces highlight the values of watchmaking by drawing our attention to the watch movement - the heart of any timepiece which is so often hidden. With a passion for craftsmanship and tradition, she develops each of her watches with a desire to highlight the skills involved in their making, resulting in highly detailed and intricate designs. Fiona works with specific artisans to create her watches, from Swiss watchmakers for the movements to local leather craftsmen for the straps. 

 

In her second timepiece, BLACK SKULL, the use of black and white colours give the watch a more graphic look. In this monochromatic design, Fiona uses black PVD surface treatment and Superluminova decoration on the movement, dial and hands. The layers of the dial make up the form of a skull, mirroring the aesthetics of the movement underneath, whilst the Superluminova decoration brings the details of the watch to life in the dark. Each watch is decorated and assembled by hand resulting in a unique timepiece rich in tradition, know-how and symbolism.

 

Technical specifications

Technical Specifications

 

Case material & colour:  Hand-polished Stainless Steel 316N with black PVD coating

 

Case size: 57.4 x 41.3 mm (length x width), 10.3mm high

 

Glass: Saphire

 

Colour and style of dial: 3 layered dial in stainless steel 316N with hand-painted Superluminova décor

Layer 1: Hand-polished stainless steel and Superluminova décor

Layer 2: Shotblasted stainless steel with black PVD treatment and Superluminova décor

Layer 3: Hand-finished stainless steel with circular graining, Rhodium plating and Superluminova décor

 

Hands: Skeletonised polished steel with Superluminova detail

 

Movement: Mechanical Manual wind movement with custom black PVD treated bridges and a 5 day power reserve, TT718

 

Buckle: Steel pin buckle with black PVD treatment

 

Bracelet: Hand-stitched black calf leather

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