Stand out from the crowd, with this sophisticated skull tattoo design
The Gilded Skull has two tones of 22 carat gold and palladium and was hand crafted in London.
It’s a special edition of our famous skull watch, Last Laugh Tattoo.
Handmade in London
Did you see the watch face sparkle when it caught the light? To create this effect, we gilded the inside of the glass using precious metals.
Two tones of 22 carat gold and palladium are used to create the different parts of the design.
Each watch is gilded by hand, then assembled and tested in our London workshop.
The handmade gilding process makes each watch slightly different. This means your watch will always be a completely unique, handmade piece.
The skull tattoo design was illustrated by British tattoo artist Adrian Willard. It's linked to the tradition of memento mori: an item designed to remind us that life is brief and we should live it to the full.
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 at the end of the hour, blink and you’ll miss it!
A watch for life. You’ll never need to replace a battery again.
This watch is powered by a 20 jewel automatic mechanical movement. This means the motion of wearing your watch provides the power to wind it up and keep it running.
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.
Gilded Skull details
Size: medium / unisex
Strap: 18mm 100% real leather - black with black stitching (other options available here)
Mechanism: ST1721, 20 jewel automatic mechanical - this means the watch has no battery, instead it's powered by your movement
Waterproof: yes! 5ATM (however leather will wear out fast if exposed to water)
Guarantee: 12 months, but if you have any problems after this time, we’re still happy to help!
Largest strap diameter: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger strap
Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel - black PVD coating
Orders within the UK are sent using Royal Mail Tracked 24 (£5.95).
If you place your order with us before 2pm, it should arrive the following working day. You will be sent a tracking number when your order has been dispatched.
If you are based in London and would prefer to collect your order from our store, contact us and we can refund your shipping costs. Please note, due to high demand we are unable to reserve limited edition watches for collection in store.
Orders can be sent International Tracked or Fedex.
International Tracked (£8.00) takes 3 to 7 working days.
Fedex (£35) usually takes 1 to 3 working days.
Rest of the world
Orders from outside of Europe can be sent International Tracked or Fedex (recommended for countries with unreliable local postal services).
International Tracked (£10.50) usually takes 5 to 7 working days.
Fedex (£30-50 depending on location) takes 1 to 3 working days.
All shipping options are trackable and fully insured, when your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.
Updates on the International Tracked and Signed service is via your national postal service, FedEx deliveries are trackable on the FedEx website.