Halloween, All Souls’ Day and the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico are just a couple of weeks away. I guess this gives us the perfect excuse to talk about skulls, bones, and death and put a luxury spin while doing it. We are only going to look at skulls, so don’t panic. Fiona Krüger is not a familiar luxury watch brand, and many of us haven’t even heard the name – until today. And to learn that a 30-year old woman is behind the brand is even more shocking. But change is good. From the house of Krüger, we get this colorful skeletonized limited edition – the Celebration Skull Watch.
Let’s have quick look here before you jump over to Krüger web site. Each colorful piece is hand-made in Switzerland. This is not a small watch and all that real estate is crucial to housing intricate dial artwork. It comes in a hand-polished stainless steel case that measures 57.4L x 41.3W x 10.9 thick (mm). The Swiss-made skeletonized TT738 automatic movement feature PVD coated bridges, engravings, and a custom-made date wheel. Workings of the movement and decorative oscillating mass are visible from the sapphire crystal back.
Now to the fun part – the colorful 3-layer dial. It has hand-painted layers decorated with 7 specially selected colored lacquers and superluminova. The dial and movement feature art and color inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival. A wheel with date function located at 12 o’clock and superluminova décor blue steel hands are other highlights. Thanks to superluminova this sure does glow in the dark – be very afraid when that happens.
A colorful dial deserves a colorful strap, it comes with a yellow strap as standard but they also threw in a second strap as a gesture of goodwill. The Celebration Skull Watch is limited to just 24 pieces and costs CHF 28,800 (about $29,500.). If you want to go all technical visit here and to buy it visit here. To learn more about the brain behind the brand Krüger visit Hodinkee.