I'm celebrating the week leading to Halloween with a variety of spooky timepieces!
Not long before Mary Queen of Scots had her own head chopped off, she had this bone chilling silver skull watch made. The case is opened by dropping the under jaw, which turns upon a hinge, while the watchworks occupy the place of the brain.
Likely one of the earliest examples of horological "Memento Mori" (artistic reminders of ones mortality).
See all my past Memento Mori watch posts-->Link
She sure must have been a barrel of laughs...
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