FIONA KRÜGER TIMEPIECES

Fiona Krüger Timepieces is an Independent watch brand, differentiated by an artistic approach to haute horlogerie through the integration of art with Swiss made craftsmanship and technology. The brand was established by Fiona Krüger in 2013.

Fiona Krüger is a designer with a background in fine art and product design. Krüger grew up in a multicultural environment, having lived in France, Mexico, Brazil and Scotland. Following her university studies in Scotland she lived in South Africa, where she began her creative career, before moving to Switzerland in 2010 to further her education.

A passion for hand-made objects, tradition and craftsmanship are at the core of her work, coupled with her broad-minded view of the world thanks to her international upbringing. This combination informs Krüger’s design practice, ultimately leading her to design her first watch, the Skull, as part of her Masters in 2010 (Masters of advanced studies in design for the luxury industry at ECAL in Switzerland).

Her studies in Switzerland allowed her to experience firsthand the world of haute horlogerie, and she was notably inspired by her visits to the Audemars Piguet manufacture and the Patek Philippe museum’s antique watch collection. Krüger was captivated by the opportunity to bring together the mechanical, the hand-made and her love of art through fine watchmaking.

Setting up Fiona Krüger Timepieces in 2013, Krüger launched an initial series of limited edition watches from her first collection, the Skull, based on her initial design. Since 2013 she has extended the Skull collection into a number of iconic designs, her Petit Skull Celebration design being shortlisted for the 2017 GPHG award in the woman’s category. Krüger also develops new collections under her own brand. The second of these, the Chaos collection, launched in 2018 and includes the brand’s first exclusive calibre. The movement is designed by Krüger and produced in partnership with Agenhor.

Further to her own brand, Krüger develops designs for other creative haute horlogerie brands. Collaborations have included designs for Speake-Marin, Fabergé and a co-creation with Swiss clock manufacturer L’EPEE 1839.

Fiona has a keen eye for detail and collaborates with leading artisans and suppliers who share her passion for creativity. She is able to draw on her fine art background, design training and international work experience to come up with truly distinctive designs.

The SKULL Collection

The synonymous themes of “time” and “mortality”, which have played an important role in watchmaking since the 1400’s, inspired Fiona to develop her iconic SKULL collection, launched in 2013.

Te skull itself is an internationally recognised symbol, engrained in the history of watchmaking. 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. Fiona’s artistic re-interpretation of the skull symbol has resulted in a unique timepiece collection which transcends cultural divides, inspired by the rich heritage of horological history and the Arts.

Collaboration is key to Fiona’s work. She has a passion for craftsmanship and believes finding the right people to produce her watches is as important as the design itself. Fiona partners with suppliers and artisans who are looking for a distinctive, personal and poetic approach to watch design, each one a leader in their specific discipline and keen to push the boundaries of this traditional industry. All of Fiona’s production partners are based in Switzerland – the heart of the watchmaking industry.

From the mechanical precision of the movements she uses, to the hand-stitching of her bracelets, the passion and savoir-faire of each of Fiona’s carefully selected production partners helps bring her creations to life. Each one of Fiona’s watches has been made by the best artisans in Switzerland, especially for her clients.

Website: https://www.fionakrugertimepieces.com/

Fiona Krüger Entropy I (Chaos Collection)

Launched in June 2018, Fiona Krüger’s second collection of timepieces is inspired by the laws of physics which dictate that, as time passes, things always move from a state of order towards a state of disorder or chaos, and never the reverse.

Entropy I watch is named after the concept of entropy used in physics to explain the second law of Thermodynamics, and subsequently the passing of time. The second law of thermodynamics says that entropy always increases with time. Everyone has an intuitive understanding that time moves forward, that broken glass will not un-shatter, spilled milk will not un-spill. The scientific explanation of this is a concept called entropy, which explains that things always go from a state of order towards a state of disorder or chaos, but never the reverse.

The heart of Fiona Krüger’s Chaos collection is her Chaos movement, developed with Geneva based movement manufacturer Agenhor exclusively for her brand. Developing her own movement allowed Fiona the opportunity to create a dynamic mechanical drawing, fully integrating the aesthetic and mechanical aspects of her designs. The mechanism has been designed mid-explosion, as a snapshot of time passing. This intricate manual wind movement has a 50 hour power reserve.

Most mechanical watch movements are conceived to be as compact as possible, often resulting in a round shape. Krüger wanted to stretch out her movement, as though it was exploding, and in doing so reveal as many of the beautiful components as she could. The gear train stretches out the length of the mechanism, displaying each wheel on the path towards the erupting balance wheel. The shattered hour and minute wheels have been pushed off-centre and the bursting barrel of the main-spring is visible through the exploding main plate and bridges in the top right of the movement. As you wind up your watch the barrel turns, animating the eruption. Each distinctive section of the beautifully finished movement is delicately framed by various size explosions, building up in layers from the movement’s bridges to the main-plate.

The graphic look of the bridges and main plate was achieved by developing a bespoke production process, combining familiar techniques and finishings in a new way. The plates and bridges have a brushed finish with a black PVD coating, while the openings and the larger surface explosion on the front of the movement were created with laser technology and a galvanic colouring process in either gold or rhodium.

Entropy I is the second offering from the Chaos collection. These graphic timepieces come in three colours: Black Bang, Cobalt Crash and Purple Pow, limited to 18 pieces each.

The design of the partly-skeletonised dials reveals the most dynamic elements of the brand’s bespoke Chaos caliber beneath, integrating the mechanism into the aesthetic of the watch face. Glinting silicium bursts around the exposed balance wheel and main spring barrel, contrasted by a crisp polished outline. The remaining dial elements have a sun brushed finish, streaming outwards from the centre of the shard hands. Exploding hour markers on the underside of the sapphire indicate the time. These metallic fragments add to the feeling of depth as the explosion makes its way up through the watch. The titanium case acts as a thin frame around the intricate watch, with generous openings at the front and back to reveal as much of the movement as possible.

The multi-layer dials of this watch are partly skeletonised to reveal specific components of the Chaos movement beneath, integrating the mechanism into the aesthetic of the watch face. They are comprised of 5 parts spread over two levels:

  • Level 1: Polished base plate with openings for the balance wheel, escapement and barrel of the main spring.
  • Level 2: 2 sun-brushed elements with coloured finishing (anthracite, blue or black depending on the design), and 2 cut out silicium explosions which are positioned around the openings in the dial (in black, blue or purple colour, depending on the design). The gap left between these level two elements reveals a graphic line of the polished base-plate acting as a crisp outline around the silicium.

Polished shard hour and minute hands hover above the movement: a large white lacquer hand indicates the hours, and a skeletonized hand with lacquer detail indicates the minutes. Metallic fragments on the underside of the sapphire mark the hours. These floating indices add to the feeling of depth.

The 3-part watchcase acts as a subtle frame around the intricate movement. Its deceptively simple form follows the shape of the movement itself, with its crown at 12h the only symmetrical element to this otherwise unconventional watch. The case and crown have a mix of brushed and polished finishes, highlighting every angle and facet of their design.

Entropy I timepiece is available in 3 colour variations, each limited to 18 pieces each.

Technical details

Model: Entropy I, Black Bang

Case
Titanium with brushed and polished finishing & black DLC inner ring
Case size: 48 x 40 mm (length x width), 8.1mm thick
Glass: Sapphire with exploding metal hour markers

Dial
5 part 2-layered skeleton dial with polished outline, silicium explosion and sun-brushed plates.
Layer 1: Hand-polished skeleton layer with rhodium plating
Layer 2: Sun brushed finish with anthracite colouring and black coloured silicium eruptions
Hands: Polished hands with white lacquer details

Movement
Mechanical Manual movement, CHAOS I, developed with Agenhor.
Manual wind movement with 50 hours power reserve, 3.2 mm thick.
Two-tone finishing: black satin finish with Rhodium-plated exploding openings. Hand-finished components, including engraved and hand-painted exploding barrel and shattering skeletonised hour wheel. Patented AgenPitregulator.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched technical fabric
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle

Model: Entropy I, Cobalt Crash

Case
Titanium with brushed and polished finishing & blue PVD inner ring
Case size: 48 x 40 mm (length x width), 8.1mm thick
Glass: Sapphire with exploding metal hour markers

Dial
5 part 2-layered skeleton dial with polished outline, silicium explosion and sun-brushed plates.
Layer 1: Hand-polished skeleton layer with rhodium plating
Layer 2: Sun brushed finish with sky blue colouring and blue coloured silicium eruptions
Hands: Polished hands with white lacquer details

Movement
Mechanical Manual movement, CHAOS I, developed with Agenhor.
Manual wind movement with 50 hours power reserve, 3.2 mm thick.
Two-tone finishing: black satin finish with Rhodium-plated exploding openings. Hand-finished components, including engraved and hand-painted exploding barrel and shattering skeletonised hour wheel. Patented AgenPit regulator.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched technical fabric
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle

Model: Entropy I, Purple Pow

Case
Titanium with brushed and polished finishing &black DLC coating
Case size: 48 x 40 mm (length x width), 8.1mm thick
Glass: Sapphire with exploding metal hour markers

Dial
5 part 2-layered skeleton dial with polished outline, silicium explosion and sun-brushed plates.
Layer 1: Hand-polished skeleton layer with gold plating
Layer 2: Sun brushed finish with black colouring and purple coloured silicium eruptions
Hands: Polished hands with white lacquer details

Movement
Mechanical Manual movement, CHAOS I, developed with Agenhor.
Manual wind movement with 50 hours power reserve, 3.2 mm thick.
Two-tone finishing: black satin finish with gold-plated exploding openings. Hand-finished components, including engraved and hand-painted exploding barrel and shattering skeletonised hour wheel. Patented AgenPit regulator.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched technical fabric
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle with black DLC coating

Vanitas – L’EPEE 1839 by Fiona Krüger

The horological creation Vanitas is born out of a partnership between Fiona Krüger and L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s specialised high-end clock manufacturer, founded in 1839.

The Skull is the ultimate symbol of life, death and human experience – as such it has played a key role in both Horological History and Art History. Through Fiona Krüger’s artistic approach to Haute Horlogerie and L’Epée’s know-how, the Skull has been re-interpreted into a mechanical Vanitas painting for the 21st Century.

A Vanitas is a still life artwork which includes various symbolic objects to remind the viewer of the transience of life. This was an important and popular genre of painting in the 1600’s and includes symbols like skulls and extinguished candles.

Engineered and crafted by L’Epée 1839, the Vanitas clock reminds you to celebrate life. The hours and minutes are shown by the clock’s hands, and a power reserve indicator is integrated into the mouth of the skull. As Vanitas loses power it starts to yawn, indicating it needs to be wound up. Though with a 35-day power-reserve, this monthly ritual will give you a moment to stop and take stock of the time you have.

Fiona’s Fine Art and Design training, combined with her international upbringing are apparent in the design of this mechanical symbol. Having spent part of her childhood in Mexico City her vivid memories of the Dia de los Muertos festival have influenced her own skull collection and this latest collaboration with L’Epée. This mechanical Vanitas is rich in symbolism but also in humour.

The bridges of the clock are intricately detailed, designed to build up into a pattern which ultimately forms this ornate skull.

Creativity is at the heart of both L’Epée 1839 and Fiona Krüger Timepieces. The challenge was really to create this modern day Vanitas with a humorous twist. The new “yawning” power reserve indicator required a whole new development and re-engineering of the clock movement. It is a marriage between fantasy and purpose, which is at the core of the collaboration.

The ideas of life, time and mortality are synonymous and even more relevant in mechanical clock-making today than they have ever been. The unique design of the Skull imitating yawning as the power reserve depletes, joined with the ability to bring the clock to life as its wound up, reflects the history of clock making where fantasy, creativity and purpose were all incorporated in equal measure to create designs which made people dream.

When picturing a clock in your mind, everyone has a similar idea – round, 12 hours, two hands. Vanitas defies convention – the clock is itself a Skull, with mechanical eyes, a moving mouth and a distinctive case shape which frames the skull-shaped movement inside. The multi-layered bridges each have a specifically chosen finishing and décor, bringing depth to this sculptural skull. The hands bring a sense of familiarity to this innovative design which defies convention and brings together the worlds of Fine Art and Haute Horlogerie.

Next to all known contemporary Wall clocks, Vanitas stands out like a bold brush stroke on a blank canvas. This new co-creation features a frontal escapement, 2 barrel arbors as “pupils”, all designed to sculpt the mechanical skull’s face. Vanitas indicates the time by way of two hands which are centrally mounted on the nose.

These hand-polished hands indicate the hours and minutes, hiding and revealing the skull’s eyes as if it was playing hide-and-seek. Power reserve indicator: an indicator framed by two rows of teeth opens up as time passes, providing an intuitive view of remaining energy. When the mouth is completely opened (18.5mm apart from each other) the clock looks like it is “yawning” as a warning to its owner that it will go to sleep if some energy is not provided.

Vanitas is a luxury one-of-a-kind wall clock, featuring essentially the same mechanisms as a wristwatch, only larger: gear train, mainspring barrels (well, five in series), balance wheel, escape wheel and anchor. L’Epée’s regulator also features an Incabloc shock protection system, something generally only seen in wristwatches, which minimises the risk of damage when the clock is being transported.

Larger components, however, make finely finishing the movement much more challenging than finishing a wristwatch, because of the bigger surface areas.

Form follows function is a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.

When it is reinterpreted by L’Epée 1839, the movement and the shape of the clock become one. The clock is no longer made of a movement and a housing which gives the shape of the clock. The movement itself defines the shape of the clock and the design cannot be recognized without the movement. The eyes are the barrels (two of them), the mouth is the power reserve, the philtra is the differential allowing the teeth to open up.

Vanitas is limited to 50 pieces per configuration and is now available in ‘dark’ and colourful editions.

Technical details

Display
Hours and minutes
Power reserve indicator

Main structure
Height 306 mm
Width 220 mm
Thickness 86 mm
Clock Weight: Approx. 5 kg. with 2.2 kg just for the movement
‘Dark’ version: Mat Housing in Black Anodized Aluminum with mineral glass
Colored Version: Mat Housing in Black Anodized Aluminum with mineral glass

Movement
L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured movement
Balance frequency 18,000 vph / 2.5Hz
Barrels 5 in series
Power reserve 35 days
Jewels 11
Incabloc shock protection system
Manual-winding Double-ended key to set time and wind movement on the skull face

‘Dark’ version
Mechanism in palladium-coated brass
Movement Main plates in black PVD coated brass
Multi-layered screen printed white decoration (gloss ink).

Colored Version
Mechanism in palladium-coated brass
Movement Main plate in brass black PVD coating
Multi-coloured screen-printed pattern (gloss ink). Each colour used in the design of the clock was specially selected as it represents a specific meaning pertaining to the Dia de Los Muertos celebration: Blue = Trust, White = Purity, Orange = Sun, Yellow = Death, Pink = Celebration, Red = Life and Purple = Grief and Black = Mortality (hence the black PVD coating)

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

Fiona Krüger Petit Skull (Green and Black)

After Black, Blue and Silver editions of her PETIT SKULL Series watch collection, Fiona Krüger has created a new version, the Petit Skull Green/Black, a made to order edition featuring a mate black case framing a vibrant green dial.

The watches are hand-made in Switzerland and powered by a fully skeletonised, automatic, Swiss mechanical movement with specially designed oscillating mass. This unique design is only produced to order, carefully crafted by the best manufacturers in Switzerland, especially for Fiona’s clients.

Each of the PETIT SKULL’s intricate 9-piece dials are impeccably hand finished; starting with the first layer, a polished base plate with black finishing, which acts as a crisp frame around the eyes, nose and mouth. Te second layer comprises of 6 individually guilloché and coloured pieces, beautifully reflecting light to reveal the elegant rhythm of the guillochage.

Every guilloche patern was painstakingly chosen and positioned on each piece of the dial, recessing the eyes and jaw and opening up the forehead and cheeks, as would a sculptor carving a portrait. Te teeth are finished with perlage and rhodium plating to echo the bridges of the skeletonised movement, which can be seen through the eyes and nose of the Skull. The final layer is a softly shot-blasted outline with black finishing, punctuated by vivid green studs to mark the hours.

Through the PETIT SKULLS’ eyes, the moving balance wheel and delicate mainspring of the movement can be seen, which, when wound up, bring the watches to life.

Technical details

Model: Petit Skull (Green and Black)
Edition: Made to order design up to 18 pieces/ Produced upon request

Case
Matte black PVD treated Stainless Steel case with & colour specifically designed back opening
Case size: 48 × 34.5 mm (length × width), 9.8 mm thick
Glass: Sapphire (front and back)

Dial
9 part brass dial with specially designed guilloche pattern and silver galvanised finish with green top coat.
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with black galvanised finishing
Layer 2: 6 part skull shape with specifically designed Soleil 12 Divisions guillochage, Silver galvanised finish with green colouring and “teeth” with black finishing and perlage
Layer 3: Fine shot-blasted brass with black finishing and hand-polished green stud hour markers
Hands: Polished Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with Soleil 12 Divisions guillochage and green finishing

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather strap
Buckle: Matte black PVD treated steel pin buckle

Fiona Krüger Petit Skull Series

The PETIT SKULL Series is Fiona Krüger’s fourth offering from her iconic Skull collection. For these exceptional watches, Fiona refers back to her Fine Art roots, using the classic guillochage technique as her chisel to sculpt radiant skull dials, instilling each of her watches with its own distinct character.

The PETIT SKULL Series comprises of 3 unique watches, each produced as a limited edition of 18 pieces. The watches are hand-made in Switzerland and powered by a fully skeletonised, automatic, Swiss mechanical movement with specially designed oscillating mass.

Each of the PETIT SKULL’s intricate 9-piece dials are impeccably hand-finished and produced in partnership with Kari Voutilainen’s dial factory, Comblémine.

The dial’s first layer, a polished base plate, acts as a crisp frame around the eyes, nose and mouth.

The second layer comprises of 6 individually guilloche and coloured pieces, beautifully reflect light to reveal the elegant rhythm of the guillochage. Every guilloché pattern was painstakingly chosen and positioned on each piece of the dial, recessing the eyes and jaw and opening up the forehead and cheeks, as would a sculptor carving a portrait. Te teeth are finished with perlage and rhodium plating to echo the bridges of the skeletonised movement, which can be seen through the eyes and nose of the Skull.

The final layer is a softly shot-blasted outline, punctuated by hand-polished black studs to mark the hours. Through the PETIT SKULLS’ eyes, the moving balance wheel and delicate mainspring of the movement can be seen, which, when wound up, bring the watches to life.

Technical details

PETIT SKULL (Black)

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

Dial
9 part brass dial with specially designed guilloche pattern and black galvanised finish
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with rhodium finishing
Layer 2: 6 part skull shape with specifically designed Traits droits en Soleil and Clous de Paris guillochage and Noir New galvanised finish, “teeth” with rhodium finishing and perlage.
Layer 3: Fine shot-blasted brass with rhodium finishing and hand-polished black stud hour markers
Hands: Polished Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with Traits droits en Soleil guillochage and Noir New galvanised finish.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather
Buckle Steel pin buckle

Edition
18 pieces

PETIT SKULL (Blue)

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

Dial
9 part brass dial with specially designed guilloche pattern and blue galvanised finish.
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with rhodium finishing
Layer 2: 6 part skull shape with specifically designed Soleil 12 Divisions avec traits pronounces and Ecailles de poisson guillochage and Bleu Royale galvanised finish, “teeth” with rhodium finishing and perlage.
Layer 3: Fine shotblasted brass with rhodium finishing and handpolished black stud hour markers
Hands: Polished Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with Ecailles de poisson guillochage and Bleu Royale galvanised finish.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather strap
Buckle: Steel pin buckle

Edition
18 pieces

PETIT SKULL (Silver)

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

Dial
9 part brass dial with specially designed guilloche pattern and silver galvanised finish.
Layer 1: Hand-polished brass with rhodium finishing
Layer 2: 6 part skull shape with specifically designed Soleil 24 Divisions guillochage and silver galvanised finish, “teeth” with rhodium finishing and perlage
Layer 3: Fine shotblasted brass with rhodium finishing and hand-polished black stud hour markers
Hands: Blued Steel

Movement
Mechanical Automatic Skeletonised movement, with customised oscillating mass with Soleil 24 Divisions guillochage and silver galvanised finish.

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather strap
Buckle: Matte black PVD treated steel pin buckle

Edition
18 pieces

Fiona Krüger Celebration Skull (Black)

Fiona Krüger’s CELEBRATION SKULL (Black) is inspired by the themes of time, mortality and the celebration of life. The design for this edition takes its cues from 14th and 17th Century skull horology, the Mexican celebration of Dia de Los Muertos and beautifully decorated skeleton movements found in today’s luxury watches.

This watch is produced as a bespoke option as part of the original CELEBRATION SKULL limited edition of 24 pieces. Each piece is handmade in Switzerland and powered by a Swiss mechanical automatic movement with additional date feature, skeletonised black bridges and customised oscillating mass.

CELEBRATION SKULL (Black)’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 mate black PVD treated 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 2 interchangeable premium hand-stitched leather wrist-bands.

Technical details

Model & ref number: CELEBRATION SKULL (Black), FKST A

Case
Black PVD treated Stainless Steel with bespoke open case back
Case size: 57.4 × 41.3 mm (length × width), 10.9mm thick
Glass: Sapphire (front and back)

Dial
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

Movement
Mechanical Automatic movement, TT738 with skeletonised and custom-black PVD coated bridges, customised oscillating mass with skeletonisation, engraving and hand-painting, and custom-made date wheel

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather (the watch comes with 2 bracelets)
Buckle: Black PVD treated steel pin buckle

Fiona Krüger Celebration Skull

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.

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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.

Technical details

Model & ref number CELEBRATION SKULL, FKST A

Case
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)

Dial
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

Movement
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

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather (the watch comes with 2 bracelets)
Buckle: Steel pin buckle

Fiona Krüger Black Skull

BLACK SKULL is Fiona Krüger’s second time piece, a graphic re-design of her iconic SKULL watch. The design is inspired by 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.

This watch is produced as a limited edition of 12 pieces; each piece is hand-made in Switzerland and powered by a Swiss mechanical manual-wind movement with a 5-day power-reserve and custom black bridges.

BLACK SKULL’s hand-decorated 3-layer dial mirrors the aesthetics of the movement underneath, highlighting the mechanical aspect of the watch. Te decorative details are hand-painted in superluminova and are found on each layer of the dial and the skeletonised hands, bringing the BLACK SKULL to life in the dark.

Encased in a hand-polished stainless steel skull shaped case with black PVD coating, the watch is complimented by a premium hand-made leather wrist-band.

Technical details

Model & ref number BLACK SKULL: FKST-BL

Case
Stainless Steel with Black PVD coating
Case size: 57.4 × 41.3 mm (length × width), 10.3mm thick
Glass: Sapphire

Dial
3 layered dial in stainless steel 316N and Black
PVD coated stainless steel with hand-painted superluminova décor
Layer 1: Hand-polished stainless steel and superluminova décor
Layer 2: Shot-blasted and Black PVD coated stainless steel and superluminova décor
Layer 3: Hand-finished with Circular graining (perlage) and superluminova décor
Hands: Polished stainless steel and superluminova décor

Movement
Mechanical Manual movement, TT718 with custom blackened bridges

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather
Buckle: Steel pin buckle

Fiona Krüger Skull Watch

SKULL is Fiona Krüger’s statement time piece, 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.

This watch is produced as a limited edition of 12 pieces; each piece is hand-made in Switzerland and powered by a Swiss mechanical manual wind movement with a 5-day power-reserve.

SKULL’s hand-decorated 3-layer dial, with hand-painted gold lacquer details, mirrors the aesthetics of the movement underneath, highlighting the mechanical aspect of the watch.

Encased in a hand-polished stainless steel SKULL-shaped case the watch is complimented by a hand-made premium calf-leather wrist-band.

Technical details

Model & ref number SKULL: FKST

Case
Stainless Steel 316N
Case size: 57.4 × 41.3 mm (length × width), 10.3mm thick
Glass: Sapphire

Dial
3 layered dial in stainless steel 316N with hand-painted gold lacquer décor
Layer 1: Hand-polished stainless steel and gold-lacquer décor
Layer 2: Shot-blasted stainless steel and gold-lacquer décor
Layer 3: Hand-finished with Circular graining (perlage) and gold-lacquer décor
Hands: Blued steel

Movement
Mechanical Manual movement, TT718

Bracelet
Hand-stitched leather
Buckle: Steel pin buckle