The Fiona Krüger Skull watch dial is made up of three layers to create the full stylized skull effect. Fiona designed the dial not only to embrace the thematic elements, but also to look like it is part of the movement. One of her goals is to design a movement whose bridges incorporate the design elements of the watch itself. For instance, she would like to do a version of the Fiona Krüger Skull watch with a skeletonzied movement that is the dial - rather than a dial meant to look like one. The layers of the dial are hand-polished, and hand-painted, where necessary. Legibility is OK, but I think it would be better if in the future she were able to incorporate hour markers into the design.
On his wrist, Robin William was wearing a timepiece that he had worn quite a bit for the last several years of his life. I asked him if he liked watches, and he agreed that he did. I don't know how big his collection was, but he was wearing an IWC Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Edition ref. IW379901 when I met him. You can see in various pictures taken of him that it was among his favorites and that he wore it a lot. I think as "watch fans" we find it interesting to know what types of timepieces the people we respect and admire choose to wear. So, I found this choice to be interesting. It is large, sporty, and in a sense over-the-top, while also being quite serious looking.
We have said this before and will say it again: while unceasingly impressive from a technical point of view, traditional minute repeater wristwatches tend to have a soberingly underwhelming sound when operated and experienced personally. This is the result of thick cases done in precious metals like gold and platinum, as well as the ancient layout and functioning of this centuries old mechanism. With their 2015 concept piece called the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research Episode 1, the Le Brassus-based manufacture strives to join the extremely close circle of high-end watch brands who have set out to improve upon the acoustic performance of this mind-bogglingly complex, and yet in some ways obsolete complication.