There are skull replica watches and then there are skull replica watches like this. Looking like a Mexican “Day of the Dead special” (Dia de Los Muertos), this mechanical skull-shaped replica watch is full of personality and design talent. Right now it is a one-of-a-kind replica watch, but there are plans for production in the near future. The replica watch was designed by Fiona Krüger Replica Watach while she was a design student at the ECAL school in Switzerland (University of art and design Lausanne). Apparently I need to credit both her and the school as she designed the replica watch while there.
“Memento Mori” isn’t a name that hasn’t been used before, but a design like this is cool and unique. The replica watch case is literally shaped like a skull. This one has been hand-engraved in solid sterling silver (also the crown). Not sure of the size, but it does not look too small or too large. Interesting touches include the traditional style blued-steel hands and aviator style crown. That combo looks inspired from Peter Speake Marin if you ask me.
The Fiona Krüger Memento Mori Skull Replica dial itself is where all the fun is. It is a combination of carved, laser-cut, colored, and polished elements that make up the decorative skull motif. The dial materials are gold and rhodium plated brass. The perlage polished plate that makes up the teeth is neat. This is a very interesting combination between designer and mechanical elements. Even the caseback is cool.
Fiona Krüger Replica needed to use a specially cut mineral crystal for this piece because a sapphire one custom-cut for the skull shape would have been too pricey. Though if it makes it to production I am sure they will strive for a sapphire crystal. Inside of the replica watch is a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. Attached to the replica watch is a blue calf leather strap with a silver buckle.