The Ambassador is a reminder to live your life to the full
A skull appears on this watch every time the hour and minute hand align.
The remainder of the time the image is an apparently disordered mix of colours and shapes.
The Ambassador watch is a link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object designed to remind us that life is brief and we should seize it while we are here.
The skull is drawn from the Hans Holbein painting The Ambassadors.
On the painting the skull appears distorted and elongated, however when the painting is viewed from an acute angle the image resolves into the correct perspective.
The effect is startling, with the skull appearing to float above the surface of the painting.
This watch is intended as a homage to Holbein - the sudden appearance of the skull on the watch has the same sense of jolting, surprise.
Size: medium / unisex
Strap: 18mm 100% real leather - black with blue stitching (other options available here)
Largest strap diameter: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger size
Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel - black PVD coated
Mechanism: quartz - Ronda 513
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM (however leather will wear out faster if exposed to water)
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’re happy to help
Did you know we ship worldwide?
Orders within the UK are sent using Royal Mail Tracked 24 (£5.95).
If you place your order with us before 2pm, it should arrive the following working day. You will be sent a tracking number when it has been dispatched.
If you are based in London and would prefer to collect your order from our store, contact us and we can refund your shipping costs. Please note, due to high demand we are unable to reserve limited edition watches for collection in store.
Orders can be sent International Tracked or Fedex.
International Tracked (£8.00) takes 3 to 7 working days.
Fedex (£35) usually takes 1 to 3 working days.
Rest of the world
Orders from outside of Europe can be sent International Tracked or Fedex (recommended for countries with unreliable local postal services).
International Tracked (£10.50) usually takes 5 to 7 working days.
Fedex (£30-50 depending on location) takes 1 to 3 working days.
All shipping options are trackable and fully insured, when your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.
Updates on the International Tracked and Signed service is via your national postal service, FedEx deliveries are trackable on the FedEx website.