The Last Laugh Tattoo forgoes the customary hour and minute watch hands and instead the time is displayed on a skull’s teeth. The upper row of teeth show the hours and the lower show the minutes. The eyes and the nose are mirrored and the overall impression is of a gleefully absurd memento mori—an object intended to remind us that life is brief (and that we should enjoy it while we're here!)
This tattoo version of the Last Laugh features specially commissioned artwork by British Tattoo Artist, Adrian Willard:
“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.”
The Last Laugh Tattoo is powered by a 20 jewel automatic mechanical movement. The mechanical movement means that you'll never need to replace the battery on this watch—the motion of wearing the watch provides all the power needed to wind it up and keep it running. The watch movement has a 'jump-hour' feature that means the hour changes over exactly on the 59 to 00 minute transition.
The watch comes in a MJW presentation box with a specially commissioned artwork by Hannah Davies. Inside the box you'll find the guarantee card - every watch is guaranteed for 12 months from the date of purchase against any original manufacturing defect.
Strap: 100% real leather
Movement: Automatic - ST1721, 20 jewel automatic mechanical
Water resistance: 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L Stainless steel with black PVD coating