A very fine and rare black PVD-coated titanium limited edition wristwatch with striking hammer, gong and three games: Blackjack, Dice and Roulette

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  • Manufacturer: Christophe Claret
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: Ti016BLJ08
    Movement No: 000'092
    Case No: 8/21
    Model Name: Blackjack 21
    Material: Black PVD-coated titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, BLJ08, 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
    Accessories: With Christophe Claret undated International Guarantee, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres Watch Rate Certificate dated 13 July 2011, Production Acceptance Certificate dated 5 September 2012, loupe, polishing cloth, instruction manual, leather wallet, pouch, playing cards, six dice, one chip, screwdriver, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present wristwatch by Christophe Claret is like a miniature casino due to its interactive design. The watch incorporates three games, including Blackjack, Roulette and Dice. The watch houses a full set of miniature cards, which can be shuffled when the button in the band is pushed, striking the hammer and gong. The dial can be used as a blackjack table and it features seven apertures showing the playing cards randomly delivered by the dealer. The case back features a rotating roulette wheel and two dice are suspended in a glazed display aperture in the band. The dealer and player each have their own specific pusher assigned to them.
    The present watch, numbered 8 of a limited edition of 21 watches only, is in like new condition and complete with all accessories.

  • Maker Bio

    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. Ti016BLJ08
A very fine and rare black PVD-coated titanium limited edition wristwatch with striking hammer, gong and three games: Blackjack, Dice and Roulette

格睿時,非常精細及罕有,黑色PVD塗層鈦金屬,自動上弦腕錶,配鳴響裝置及遊戲:21點、骰子及俄羅斯輪盤,型號Ti016BLJ08,限量生產,約2012年製

Circa 2012
45 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 600,000 

sold for HK$725,000

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