Fiona Krüger Petit Celebration Skulls “Eternity” and “Enigma”

“Eternity” and “Enigma” – the new vibrant offerings from Fiona Krüger‘s Petit Skull series- combine intricate design, beautiful colours, and history, in delicately hand-crafted Swiss watches.

Bringing joy and colour into watchmaking, Fiona draws inspiration from her Fine Art roots and childhood memories of living in Mexico to create the PETIT CELEBRATION SKULL. Using the technique of hand-painting with lacquer, Fiona instills each of her watches with its own distinct character.

The PETIT CELEBRATION SKULL’s intricate 3-layer dial is impeccably hand-painted, building up like a pattern to reveal a colorful skull symbol by day and a luminous skull outline by night. Each colour used in the decorating of the dial has a specific meaning pertaining to the Dia de Los Muertos celebration, and was individually selected for the creation of these watches.

The dial begins with the first layer, a polished base plate with black PVD coating and multicolour lacquer and superluminova hand-painting. The second layer’s mat rhodium plated base acts as a blank canvas for the ornate decoration on the skull. The final layer is split in two, with an intricate bridge adorning the skulls’ forehead and a set of teeth, finished with perlage and rhodium plating.

These two parts echo the bridges of the skeletonised movement, which can be seen through the skull’s eyes. The symbolic outline of the skull is decorated with superluminova and punctuated by luminous dots to mark the hours. Through the PETIT CELEBRATION SKULL’s eyes, the moving balance wheel and delicate mainspring of the movement can be seen, which, when wound up, bring the watch to life.

“Eternity” is complimented by a multi-coloured stone-set bezel with diamonds and precious stones. The 7 colours used in the bezel each represent a day of the week, inspired by an eternity ring Fiona’s grandmother had.

“Enigma”’s mate black PVD coated case acts as a bold frame around the vivid dial. Black is a colour which represents mystery, the definition of which is “any truth that is unknowable except by divine revelation”.

These unique watches are hand-decorated, hand-finished, hand-assembled, powered by a fully skeletonised, automatic, Swiss mechanical movement with specially designed oscillating mass. These two designs will be produced as limited editions of 18 watches each, crafted by the best artisans in Switzerland.

PETIT SKULL (Celebration – “Eternity”)

Edition
18 pieces

Case
Stainless steel 316N with specifically designed & colour back opening and multi-coloured precious stone and diamond-set bezel
Case size: 48 × 34.5 mm (length × width), 9.8 mm thick
Glass: Sapphire (front and back)

Dial
3 layered brass dial with 3 finishings and hand-painted décor in 6 specially selected
coloured lacquers and superluminova
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 + hour markers
Layer 3: Hand-finished with Circular graining (perlage) with Rhodium treatment, hand-painted lacquer and superluminova décor
Hands: Blued Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with engraving and hand-painted lacquer decoration

Bracelet
Hand-stitched calf leather
Buckle: Steel pin buckle

PETIT SKULL (Celebration – “Enigma”)

Edition
18 pieces

Case
Stainless steel 316N with specifically designed & colour back opening
Case size: 48 × 34.5 mm (length × width), 9.8 mm thick
Glass: Sapphire (front and back)

Dial
3 layered brass dial with 3 finishings and hand-painted décor in 6 specially selected coloured lacquers and superluminova
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with black PVD coating, hand painted lacquer and superluminova décor
Layer 2: Shotblasted brass with Rhodium treatment, hand-painted lacquer and superluminova décor + hour markers
Layer 3: Hand-finished with Circular graining (perlage) with Rhodium treatment, hand-painted lacquer and superluminova décor
Hands: Blued Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with engraving and hand-painted lacquer decoration

Bracelet
Hand-stitched calf leather
Buckle: Steel pin buckle

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