- 1 hr 34 min
In present day, an antique dealer, Jesús Gris, discovers that an archangel statue's base is hollow. Inside, he finds an ancient clockwork shaped like a scarab. After winding it up, the device grips him, injecting him with a solution. Soon, Jesús notices that his youth and vitality have returned, as well as a thirst for blood. Elsewhere, the ailing businessman, Dieter de La Guardia, has been researching Gris' "cronos" for years. Although he has acquired several archangels before, he sends his nephew Angel to purchase Gris'. During a gala, Gris licks blood of a bathroom floor, Angel finds and bludgeons him. Gris faints and Angel fatally tosses the body from a cliff. Gris reanimates within an undertaker's business, and then visits his granddaughter, Aurora. Eventually, Gris and Aurora bring the cronos to Dieter. Gris remarks on his sun-damaged skin, and Dieter tells him to peel the skin off, revealing marble-white skin beneath. Gris hands the cronos over and Dieter stabs him. Before he can land the killing blow, Aurora incapacitates Dieter. Later, Angel finishes Dieter off for his inheritance, and then confronts Gris. Gris throws himself and Angel off the roof. Rising again, Gris destroys the cronos and returns home.