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Agonium “In Memoriam HR Giger”
Daniel Strom presents In Memoriam HR Giger watch, one of the final projects on which the Swiss artist HR Giger worked before his death in 2014. A veritable “wrist sculpture”, the timepiece features HR Giger’s legendary biomechanoid creature.
Acclaimed for his “fantastic-realism” works, HR Giger shot to fame with his creation of the monster in Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, Alien, for which he won an Oscar the following year. Deeply saddened by the death of this man, who had also become his friend, Daniel Strom waited three years before presenting the watch that they had created together. This exceptional creation, produced in 99 pieces is hand-worked in the silver case, the elongated skulls of the biomecanoid creature extend from the lugs, while its body parts are etched into the case middle.
The entirely hand-worked, in silver casted dial was inspired by another of HR Giger’s works, and one of his best-known: the “ELP II” canvas painted with an airbrush in a single night. This creation is the sixth opus of Daniel Strom's Agonium collection.
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2824 calibre
Functions: Hours and minutes
Case: Handmade in solid sterling silver 925 with inner case in stainless steel. Double curved sapphire crystal, antireflective coating. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)
Dial: 3 dimensional dial in silver 925 from HR Gigers work “Brain Salad Surgery” of 1973. Steel rhodium plated with SuperLuminova
Bracelet/Strap: Alligator Hornback black with pin buckle handmade in silver 925
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