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. As with several of our watches, this 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. 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, suprise.
Specifications:Case: PVD coated 316L stainless steel
Mechanism: Ronda 513 quartz movement
Strap: Black leather with blue stitching
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Guarantee: 12 months
Smallest strap diameter:150mm
Largest strap diameter: 205mm
The time on this watch is displayed on the skull's teeth - the two front teeth show the hours while the lower jaw shows the minutes. The watch is a... View full product details
Nuage shows the time based on the position of a gilded sun or moon in the sky. The position of the sun and moon represents the hour, the minutes and... View full product details
This is the most accurate wristwatch you can buy - the hour hand reads "remember", the minute hand "you will die".The dial and rim of the glass are mirrored, so... View full product details
Colour Venn dispenses with the conservatism of the hour, minute and seconds hand, instead three colour discs rotate to indicate the time. Where the discs overlap, new colours are formed... View full product details