Nothing is exactly the same. Nothing is static or smooth. Inheriting the traditional Swiss watchmaking skills and sculpting and shaping with special skills, the Agonium watch series is undoubtedly a masterpiece of metal art.
A closer inspection reveals the fine lines left by the sculptor without traces of welding. Each watch is modeled by hand and then carefully crafted from a variety of metals-gold, silver, platinum or palladium-into the shape required. To achieve such a result, there is no doubt that it requires outstanding artistic talents, but each step requires great patience and concentration to fully demonstrate the artist’s talent and skills.
The first watch of the Agonium series was called ‘Memento Mori’, and the true essence was hidden under a rebellious, gothic case. ‘Memento Mori’ means ‘remember that there is always one dead, so we must seize every day’, which is a reflection of our survival problem. Birth, death, life, time, rebirth. Daniel Strom’s creation reminds us to face death and challenge vanity. The skulls on the watch are far from their appearance. They are a powerful symbol reminding us to work hard with passion.
And the main function of ‘Memento Mori’ goes beyond simple time measurement. It fully uses the value of Swiss watchmaking expertise. The case is hand-made with unique molds, representing the fusion of watchmaking and metal art. Various materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, different versions are like the moody mood of talented artists. Inside the sculpted case is an ETA 2824 movement. As for the dial, it borrows the characteristics of two world-renowned clocks: one is the Big Ben in London and the other is Zytglogge in Bern. The ‘bone white’ or black dial features hour, minute and second hands, and 12 Roman numerals.