About Basquiat Watch – Skull (Uuntitled) – Daem
This Basquiat Watch represents: ‘ Skull’. Skull blends two of Basquiat’s most powerful works. His Untitled artwork (a.k.a. Skull) was presented at his debut solo exhibition in New York. The case of the watch, like the painting, allows for a look at both the surface and the inside of the piece. The canvas strap is made with excerpts from Basquiat’s Undiscovered Genius painting. The complexity of artworks – Genius and Skull – are tied together through the 25-jewel Swiss ETA automatic movement powering the timepiece.
Daem designs all of their watches in their Brooklyn studio. They are located in an old Williamsburg factory that’s been converted, on a tree-lined street opposite the subway tracks. Their watches are made in the Basel region of northern Switzerland. After visiting manufacturers across Switzerland and the United States, they found a watchmaker who’s truly world-class and can bring their designs to life. This Skull watch is made with Swiss ETA caliber 2824-2 25-jewel automatic movement, the industry quality standard for self-winding movements and Sapphire crystal glass, a superior scratch-resistant crystal that offers excellent clarity. More details on Basquiat Watch – Skull (Uuntitled) – Daem:
- Movement: Swiss ETA 2824-2 (~38h Power Reserve)
- Type: Automatic
- Crystal: Polished sapphire (anti-reflective and scratch-resistant)
- Case Material: Surgical grade 316L stainless steel
- Case Diameter: 40 mm
- Case Height: 10 mm
- Strap/Lug Width: 20 mm (fits up to 23 cm or 9″ wrists)
- Straps: Stitched canvas, lined with leather
- Water Resistance: 50 meters (5ATM)
About Jean-Michel Basquiat
Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag SAMO, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual arts and graffiti, hip-hop, post-punk, and DIY filmmaking, which met in a booming art world. As a painter with a strong personal voice, Basquiat soon broke into the established milieu, exhibiting in galleries around the world. Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life—so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.” In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. When Basquiat died at the age of 27, he had become one of the most successful artists of his time.