Vanitas vanitatum, the relentless passing of time 12 Oct 2012


What more evocative allegory for these words from the book of Ecclesiastes, which evoke human “vanity” and the transience of human life, than the skull. An imagery watchmakers have been quick to seize upon.

This theme, after a period of neglect, now returns. Who could forget the famous Bubble watches by Corum, whose Baron, Gangster and Jolly Roger versions represent different facets of Man’s fate. Bell & Ross followed suit with an Airborne collection. More recently, Richard Mille stepped into the fray with its Tourbillon RM 052 Skull, along with Hublot and its Skull Bang and Perrelet with its Turbine Toxic. Even Swatch has joined in with its Full-Blooded Black Skull.

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What more evocative allegory for these words from the book of Ecclesiastes, which evoke human “vanity” and the transience of human life, than the skull. An imagery watchmakers have been quick to seize upon. This theme, after a period of neglect, now returns. Who could forget the famous Bubble watches by Corum, whose Baron, Gangster [...]

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