CELEBRATION SKULL is Fiona Krüger’s third time piece, a joyful design inspired by the themes of time, mortality and the celebration of life. The design for this edition takes its cues from the Mexican celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, 14th and 17th Century skull horology, and beautifully decorated skeleton movements found in today’s luxury watches.
This watch is produced as a limited edition of 24 pieces; each piece is hand-made in Switzerland and powered by a Swiss mechanical automatic movement with additional date feature, skeletonised black bridges and custom hand-decorated oscillating mass.
CELEBRATION SKULL’s decorative 3-layer dial and case are hand-painted with coloured lacquer and superluminova. Each colour used in the design of the watch has a specific meaning pertaining to the Dia de Los Muertos celebration, whilst the superluminova details glow in the dark to reveal an iconic skull symbol.
The watch is encased in a hand-polished stainless steel skull shaped case with a cranium inspired opening to reveal the back of the movement and decorative oscillating mass. The watch is complimented by a premium hand-made leather wrist-band.
Each colour used in the design of the Celebration Skull has a specific meaning pertaining to the Dia de Los Muertos celebration – the lacquers used in the hand-painting of the decoration were specially selected for this design. The white details are painted in Superluminova and glow in the dark to reveal an iconic skull symbol.
Model & ref number CELEBRATION SKULL, FKST A
Stainless Steel 316N with specifically designed back opening
Case size: 57.4 × 41.3 mm (length × width), 10.9mm thick
Glass: Sapphire (front and back)
3 layered dial in brass with hand-painted décor in 7 specially selected coloured lacquers and superluminova + new date feature
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with black PVD coating, hand-painted lacquer and superluminova décor
Layer 2: Shot-blasted brass with Rhodium treatment, hand-painted lacquer and superluminova décor
Layer 3: Hand-finished brass with Circular graining (perlage) with Rhodium treatment, hand-painted lacquer and superluminova décor
Hands: Blued Steel
Mechanical Automatic movement, TT738 with skeletonised and custom-black PVD coated bridges, customised oscillating mass with skeletonisation, engraving and hand-painting, and custommade date wheel
Hand-stitched leather (the watch comes with 2 bracelets)
Buckle: Steel pin buckle