Christophe Claret - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Christophe Claret
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: OR012BLJ08
    Movement No: 000'050
    Case No: 9/21
    Model Name: Blackjack 21
    Material: 18k pink gold and titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, BLJ08, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Christophe Claret crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold and titanium Christophe Claret double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 45 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Christophe Claret undated International Guarantee, loupe, playing cards, six dice, one chip, polishing cloth, gloves, instruction manual, pouch, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This fun and unusual watch features a real miniature casino fitted with three gaming complications, 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 features seven apertures showing the playing cards. The band is fitted with a pair of miniature dice visible through a glazed aperture and the back of the watch is set with a winding rotor that serves as a rotating roulette wheel. The present watch, numbered 9 of a limited edition of 21 pieces only, is presented 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. OR012BLJ08
A very fine and rare pink gold and PVD-coated titanium limited edition wristwatch with striking hammer, gong and three games: Blackjack, Dice and Roulette

Circa 2015
45 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$400,000 - 640,000 

Sold for HK$550,000

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