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  • Manufacturer: Christophe Claret
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: TI017BLJ08
    Movement No: 000'026
    Model Name: Blackjack 21
    Material: Black PVD-coated titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Christophe Claret crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Christophe Claret double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 45 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved piece unqiue
    Accessories: With Christophe Claret undated Guarantee Certificate, polishing cloth, instruction manual, loupe, pouch, leather wallet, playing cards, six dice, one chip, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example by Christophe Claret is part of a limited edition series of 21 watches. Aptly named "Blackjack", the watch is like a miniature casino due to its "interactive" design. For example, two dice are suspended in a clear glass case at 4 o'clock. The case back features a rotating roulette wheel, and one can actually play a game of blackjack, using the watch dial as a black jack table. The watch houses a full set of miniature cards, which shuffle when the center button is pushed, striking the hammer and gong. Furthermore, the dealer and the player each have their own specific pusher assigned to them.

    The present lot is offered with all its original accessories, and the watch itself is in like new condition.

  • Artist Biography

    Christophe Claret

    French • 1987 Renaud Papi Claret, 1991 renamed Christophe Claret

    For nearly 30 years Christophe Claret has been associated with high-grade complicated Swiss watch movements and cutting edge innovative designs. He is the artist behind the movements of some of Switzerland's most distinguished manufacturers. Partnering with Ulysse Nardin, Claret created the caliber CLA88 minute repeater for their San Marco jacquemart line. He was instrumental in the production of the caliber CHW97 Tourbillon Glissière, with its oscillating weight slide winding system, for Harry Winston. A member of an exclusive group of independent watch manufacturers, Claret impacts haute horlogerie with its three-dimensional works and innovative designs.

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Ref. TI017BLJ08
A unique and unusual black PVD-coated titanium wristwatch with striking hammer, gong and three games: Blackjack, Dice and Roulette

Circa 2012
45 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved piece unqiue

Estimate
HK$540,000 - 800,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am