Is it a sign of our troubled and uncertain times? Or just a passing fad? The fact remains that the skeleton watch, a distant mirror of the ‘vanities’ of the Renaissance and at one time considered old-fashioned, is enjoying something of a revival, alongside the proliferation of skulls and other symbols that remind us how little time we have here on Earth. But it is also, perhaps primarily, a way for the watchmaker to demonstrate his technical mastery, by displaying the inner workings of his movements.
Source: Europa Star March 2015 Magazine Issue