MA 000 641 01 – Memento Mori

4″ x 6″ x 7″ (Jaw open)

  • Watch display (watch pictured not included)
  • Solid, hand-carved Arenga wood with animal-bone teeth
  • Jaw opens and closes
  • A fine conversation piece
  • A Sternreiter original!
  • Memento Mori is a reminder of mortality. There has been a long tradition of clockmaker artisans who remind us that life is short, and all things must pass. This fine, hand-carved piece draws the inescapable connection between death and time.

    The watch display is hand carved from solid Arenga wood with naturally black color. This piece is not stained or painted. You are seeing the natural color of the wood. The set in teeth are also hand carved from real animal bone. The skull is made with a mastery of skill and artistry. It can beautifully display a pocket watch or wristwatch. The jaw can close and fully encase most common pocket watches.

    This is a great way to display your heirloom pocket watch – and more practical than carrying it around through your modern daily lives.

    If you are interested in this clock please Email us at: – please be sure to include your zip code so we can direct you to a dealer in your area.

    You can read more about this tradition of timepieces on our blog here and here.