The first limited series of the watch model “Los Craneos’’ was already dedicated to Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican painter. The successor was introduced at the watch exhibition “Inhorgenta“, in February 2019.
The skulls remain, but this time they underline the happy and colourful side of Frida Kahlo’s art. For quite some time, Frida Kahlo was in big pain after an accident and because of the corset she was forced to bear. However, this did not keep her from creating highly artistic paintings which are still appreciated and popular today.
Now, the skulls are covered by coloured enamel, resulting in a much more emotional, vivid and peaceful appearance. The colour of the enamel coating of each sector has been selected thoroughly in order to amend the transmission of artistic emotion. For the dials production mostly transparent enamel is used, giving the colour an additional depth. The back sides of the skulls have been set off by a mat treatment made by the engraver in hand work with a special stylus.
After this treatment, the sectors are artificially worked out in typical Mexican tradition inspired by ancient Aztec patterns. For better legibility of time the different sectors and their elements are arranged so that they can be subdivided in hours. In contrast to the first model of this series the colours of the dial’s background are not as radical as the popular all black predecessor. Now the dial shines in noble champagne colour or in a clean metallic grey tone. The 62 striking metallic studs are now covered in yellow gold.
The case for the two automatic movements is made of stainless steel in same manner as for the predecessor model. The movements are accordingly hand-engraved and refined. They can be seen through the glass windows in the case back.
This watch model is produced in a limited edition of 88 pieces with champagne coloured dial and of 65 pieces with dark grey metallic dial.
Stainless steel, brushed and polished; vaulted sapphire front glass with antireflective coating; 5 atm of water resistance; diameter 46,5 mm, height 12,5 mm
Two automatic movements cal. 2671.AS, hand engraved and refined; 25 jewels; power reserve 42 hours; hours, minutes, seconds from centre; calendar
Genuine ostrich leather strap
Pin buckle or deployment buckle with additional charge
Limited edition of 88 pieces of champagne coloured dial and 65 pieces of dark grey metallic dial
Price (As on March 2019)