Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Shit That Killed Elvis 9 / 12

Courtesy of Fiona Kruger Timepieces
Every now and then you will encounter something that knocks you on your ass... in a good way!  And for me that was my experience when I encountered the watches designed by Fiona Kruger, and sold by her brand Fiona Kruger Timepieces.

Now I don't know that I could necessarily carry this one off myself, but it is pretty fab.  Everyone and their dog is making a watch with a skull or skeleton on the dial, but not everyone is making a watch whose case is designed around the shape of a skull.  That, as they say, is quite the other thing.

This one is the Celebration Skull.  A wonderful combination of just about every colorful aspect you could imagine.  It is not for everyone, and that's okay.  Some things should be unique, should be special, should not be on every wrist.

Here are the pertinents -

Case material & colour
Stainless Steel 316N with specifically designed back opening

Case size
57.4 x 41.3 mm (length x width), 10.9mm thick

Sapphire (front and back)

Colour of dial & style
3 layered dial in stainless steel 316N with hand-painted décor in in 7 specially
selected coloured lacquers and superluminova + new date feature
Layer 1: Hand-polished stainless steel with black PVD coating, hand painted lacquer and superluminova décor
Layer 2: Shotblasted stainless steel with Rhodium treatment, hand-painted lacquer and superluminova décor
Layer 3: Hand-finished with Circular graining (perlage) with Rhodium treatment, hand-painted lacquer and superluminova décor

Blued Steel

Mechanical Automatic movement, TT738 with skeletonised and custom- black PVD coated bridges, customised oscillating mass with skeletonisation, engraving and hand-painting, and custom-made date wheel

Steel pin buckle

Hand-stitched calf leather

1 comment:

  1. Are these Available to the General Public? If so, Where and it's Cost