Tattoo artist Benjamin Laukis cuts a dashing figure. Impeccably dressed, impressively inked – people tend to notice when Laukis walks into a room. He’s also a gentleman in the truest sense of the word, and a watch collector of great integrity and taste. We caught up with Ben at his Northcote studio, The Black Mark, to find out about his passion for his art, and the powerful attraction he feels to the handmade over the mass-produced. Given all this, Laukis’ choice of watch is apt, the vintage lines of the TAG Heuer Calibre 18 Telemeter looks perfect on his unmistakeable wrist.
About Felix Scholz
Felix brings to his role as Editor of Time+Tide many years experience writing about watches, and a passion for all things horological. While Felix appreciates the technical side of watches, it’s really the watch in the context of style and culture that he finds fascinating.