CLVII’s first timepiece equipped with a Seiko automatic movement featuring its distinctive skull sporting sunglasses is one cool-looking watch.
Based on the measurements we took, the CLVII comes in a 51mm by 37.5mm case and has the thickness of 18.5mm. The case is large but with movable lugs, the CLVII skull watch is able to fit on nicely on small wrists albeit with a thick case.
The articulated lugs feature is good simply because it allows for a good fit on various wrist sizes.
To read the time, look at the Arabic numerals seen through the aperture on the skull’s forehead. There are two rotating discs, the larger Arabic numeral at the top is for the hour while the lower one is for the minutes.
The red triangular marker at 12 o’clock is the reference. When the “60” numeral is aligned with the hour numeral, for example 10, it means that it is 10 o’clock.
The CLVII skull watch is offered in either a black PVD case, brushed steel case or an antique / aged version.
We particularly like the version with an aged and heavily patinated skull case. Even the buckle is deliberately aged.
The CLVII skull watch comes with a nice leather strap including a wrist pad which complement its overall design and look. The watch is stored in a cool plastic case that can be a display item on one’s shelf.
For us, the skull watch is about the Latin phrase memento mori, to “remember life” and the comic book character “Punisher” who, in the words of the late “American Sniper” Chris Kyle explains, “rights wrongs”.
CLVII Skull watch
• Seiko automatic movement
• 24 jewels
• Time indicated by 2 discs: the hour and minutes
• Movable lugs
• Case dimensions: 51mm by 37.5mm by 18.5mm in 316L stainless steel
• Water-resistant to 30m
Presented with a plastic skull case
To find out how the brand came about, we recommend reading: CLVII: A Number or a Brand?
Or watch our video on the CLVII skull watch:
Source: TimeWerke Videos