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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Memento Mori

In Chinese culture, it is taboo to gift a clock. When translated into Chinese, the word 'clock' sounds like the word for 'death', and is symbolic of the ending of relationships. Being that a watch is just a portable clock, here is the ultimate 'Memento Mori' (Latin for "Remember you are mortal, remember you will die, remember your death"). This is a pocket watch created in 1810 made out of 18K gold, enamel, diamond verge and a fusee. Kind of cool in a creepy way. Expensive, too. It apparently sold recently for $16,000.

Via Cool Hunting.


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