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
We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 2pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will inform you via email as soon as possible.
When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.
Please allow a little extra time to receive watches with engravings, whilst most orders are still being dispatched within one business day, some may take up to 7 working days.
Shipping guide for watches:
UK: FREE next working day delivery with DPD
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
Europe: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
Australia: FREE DPD shipping, 3-6 working days
Rest of the world: £10 Fedex Priority shipping 2-6 working days
Clocks, straps, bags (unless purchased with a watch):
Free Royal Mail shipping, 5-14 working days (depending on location)
You will see a more accurate estimated shipping time when you input your address at the checkout.
Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the DPD, Fedex and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.