Fiona Krüger is a recent graduate from ECAL/University of Arts and Design. Earning her Master’s in Luxury Industry and Design, she presents her final project, Memento Mori. Drawing inspiration from the 17th century skull watch of Mary Queen of Scotts as well as the artwork of Dia de Los Muertos, Krüger worked with key suppliers from the swiss watch industry to have the pieces made and with a watch maker to do the assembly.
The pieces of the dial were layered to mimic the shape of a skull, mirroring the layers that facilitate the movement of a mechanical watch. A devotion to detail and a dedication to the art of craft make this watch a spectacle for the eyes as well as a tribute to luxury horologists of the past, present and future.