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Fiona Krüger

I’ve seen it all. Skull chains, necklaces and eye patches…

About a year ago, in the event of scheduled online surfing, an unusually beautiful thing happened to me. I fell in love with Fiona Krüger’s SKULL watch. As frightening as her last name might be to American children born circa 1970-80, somehow, I was sucked into her creative vacuum like a Wes Craven anything.

SKULL (front view)
SKULL (side view)

Then, Krüger’s watches weren’t available to the public.

Not being much of a watch-wearer, I credit her pristine craftmanship and delightful design to piquing my original interest. Adding onto that, I really love and enjoy Swiss design. It’s bold and thick contours in clean and simple compositions are signature and unequalled to any design movements on this planet.

Fiona Krüger
SKULL (front view)

Directly drawing inspiration from the skull watch of Mary Queen of Scots made in the 17th century, Dia de Muertos (a Mexican holiday celebration in which Mexican families pray for and remember their deceased loved ones) and skeleton movements found in today’s luxury watches, Krüger has done a fine job. Priding the superior quality this watch has, it is more so a work of art than a watch, in essence.

SKULL (back view)
SKULL (back view)

More about the watch

SKULL reinterprets the theme of mortality in horlogerie, and is authentic to the designer’s own life. She lived in Mexico for three years as a child, she’s of Scottish heritage and she has worked and lived in various countries around the world.

Her contemporary timepieces expose the watch’s heartbeat, highlighting the movements and drawing attention to what’s often hidden. Krüger works with skilled artisans to create her watches. The watch is encased in a hand-polished stainless steel skull-shaped case, and the watch is complemented by a handmade leather wrist-band. She’s listed Swiss watchmakers for “the movements” and local Swiss leather craftsmen for the beautiful straps she affixes. This means each element of your watch is made by someone, specifically for you.

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At this present time, Krüger is in the process of producing her first limited edition of the remarkable timepieces. Aptly, only twelve will be available. As a consumer’s guarantee, we can vouch that there’s no timepiece more intricate, human and rarer than the skull watches she will offer to the world. The SKULL watch is 13,200CHF.


To preorder or learn more about SKULL, just click here.

Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.