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18k Gold,Diamonds&Rubies Patek Philippe MEMENTO MORI SKULLS ladies wristwatch | eBay

18k Gold,Diamonds&Rubies Patek Philippe MEMENTO MORI SKULLS ladies wristwatch

18k Gold,Diamonds&Rubies Patek Philippe MEMENTO MORI SKULLS ladies wristwatch | eBay

The engraved Latin phrase ”Tempus fugit” on this small model means ‘time flies’. The object was probably a memento mori, meaning a reminder of death. The tiny silver model of a human skull opens to reveal a pocket watch. This is intricately engraved with multiple skull and crossbones motifs. Such designs were associated with memento mori in the 1800s. The watch is a symbol of escaping time.

B♠nes ☠ - Skull Pocket Watch, Europe; Silver model of a human skull which opens up to show a pocket watch inside inscribed with skull and cross bone;

Silver cased verge watch in the form of a human skull, engraved with memento morie exhortations. (Ashmolean Museum)

Silver cased verge watch in the form of a human skull, engraved with memento morie exhortations.

"This Memento-Mori watch presented by Mary Queen of Scots to her attendant Mary Seaton, is from the 16th century.  The forehead of the skull is engraved with a figure of death between a palace and a cottage, and a quotation in Latin, ‘pale death visits with impartial foot the cottages of the poor and castles of the rich’. (Horace)  The skull is held upside down and the jaw lifted to read the silver dial.  The hour is struck on a bell.  Made by Moyant A. Blois (1570-90).  The skull is silver…

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Skullz Obsessed / Mary Queen of Scots’ Watch: Large skull watch given by the Queen to Mary Seton. The forehead of the skull is engraved with a figure of death between a palace and a cottage, and a quotation in Latin meaning ‘pale death visits with imp

dia de los muertos watch.

Fiona Krüger-Memento Mori watch-2

Gothic skull and reliquary memento mori mens ring in solid 14kt gold... ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring men's fashion, men's jewelry, men's rings, mens diamond skull ring, mens yellow gold diamond rings, mens gold diamond rings, mens engraved rings and mens watches jewelry

Gothic skull and reliquary memento mori mens ring in solid gold with princess cut diamond and natural marsala ruby cathedral rockstar.

18k Gold,Diamonds&Rubies Patek Philippe MEMENTO MORI SKULLS ladies wristwatch | eBay

18k Gold,Diamonds&Rubies Patek Philippe MEMENTO MORI SKULLS ladies wristwatch

18k Gold,Diamonds&Rubies Patek Philippe MEMENTO MORI SKULLS ladies wristwatch | eBay

Silver skull pocket Momento Mori Silver watch, 1650 -- engraved with Memento mori exhortations Incerta Mortis Hora/"the hour of death is uncertain" -- it reminded the wearer to seize the day.

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Memento Mori Engraved Gold Watch Key with Lock of Hair of Martha Wayles Jefferson / Christie's Images Ltd. 2010

Memento Mori Engraved Gold Watch Key with Lock of Hair of Martha Wayles Jefferson / Christie's Images Ltd.

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