|Height||Diameter 44 mm|
A Silver Skull Watch and Chain
The well-figured, silver case having silver chain with curb links alternating with miniature skulls, a femur, hand and key, being hinged at the jaw to reveal the silver dial with Roman numerals, blued steel hands and winding square above VI. The good quality, key wound, Swiss movement with lever escapement, bi-metallic temperature compensated balance and blued steel hairspring, being fully jewelled throughout.
Skull watches have an horological tradition going back to the first ‘form’ watches of the early 17th century. They were used as momento mori, being presented as gifts to the recently bereaved.
|Height:||Diameter 44 mm|