The Gilded Skull
Stand out from the crowd with The Gilded Skull.
These watches are a special edition of our famous skull watch, Last Laugh Tattoo.
Choose the silver or black version of the design from the dropdown menu above.
These special watches were gilded on the underside of the glass using a combination of palladium, white and yellow gold.
Handmade in London
Did you see how the watch face sparkles when it catches the light?
To create this effect, we gilded the inside of the glass using precious metals.
Each watch was gilded by hand, then assembled and tested in our London workshop.
The handmade gilding process makes each watch slightly different, which means your watch is completely unique.
How to read the time
Read the time differently. Instead of hands, you check the time on the skull’s teeth.
The upper teeth show the hours, and the lower teeth show the minutes.
This watch has a jump hour feature, so the hour flips in the top teeth, exactly on the hour, blink and you’ll miss it!
Photograph of Adrian Willard by Matt Hillier
Adrian Willard is a popular, traditional tattoo artist from the seaside city of Brighton in the UK.
He talks about his inspiration for the tattoo design:
“The design comes from the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. The festival focuses on gathering to remember friends and family who have died. Many gifts and offerings are handed out including sugar skulls that are given to both the living and the dead.
It has become a very popular image in the tattoo world over the years and has replaced the regular skull in the mainstream tattoo trends”.
You can see more of Adrian's work here.
Size: medium / unisex
Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)
Mechanism:ST1721, 20 jewel automatic mechanical
Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM (leather will wear fast if exposed to water)
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’re happy to help!
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel
We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.
When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.
Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can take an extra 5-10 working days.
If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.
Shipping guide for watches:
UK: FREE next working day delivery with DPD
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL Express shipping, 1-3 working days
Please note, although shipping is free, you may be required to pay import duties and taxes when your watch arrives in your country.
These vary depending on the country you live in (usually around 20% of the watch price) but you should be able to find exact details by researching locally.
Straps and t-shirts (unless purchased with a watch):
Free Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping, 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.
Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the DPD, Fedex, DHL and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.