Last Laugh Tattoo is a link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object designed to remind us that life is brief and we should seize the moment while we're here.
The time is displayed on the skull's teeth. The upper teeth show the hours, while the lower teeth show the minutes.
“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”.
Last Laugh Tattoo is powered by a 20 jewel automatic mechanical movement. This means there is no battery. The motion of wearing the watch provides the power to wind it up and keep it running.
The watch movement has a 'jump-hour' feature, so the hour flips over exactly on the 59 -> 00 minute transition.
|Case||316L stainless steel|
|Mechanism||ST1721 20 jewel automatic mechanical movement|
|Strap||Black leather w/ turquoise stitching|
|Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock)||37mm|
|Height (from lug to lug)||46mm|