Gamble with Time: Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack Watch

Posted on May 4, 2011

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When I first wrote about Christophe Claret, it was about the ground breaking DualTow. Now, three namesake watches later, the lust continues with his latest timepiece. The luxuriously priced (six figures) 21 Blackjack Watch. While this Christophe Claret may strike loyal readers as a departure from my usual stance on “classic elegance”, I’ve included the 21 Blackjack because with its dark translucent face and 9 window apertures, this timepiece is surprisingly clean and simple.

Roll the dice

The Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack is for all intents an purposes, a big boy’s toy and it doesn’t fail to deliver; this sophisticated timepiece includes three casino games- blackjack, roulette and a third dice game. It’s readily apparent that you play blackjack on the watch face and roulette under the sapphire caseback, the dice game is located in a cage at the 4 o’clock position on the side of the case and, visible through a sapphire crystal, offering the oldest game of chance.

Spin the roulette wheel with wrist flicks or alternative hit the blackjack tables where your cards will appear in the 4 windows between 3 o’clock and 9.

Movement: Automatic, Calibre BLJ08, 501 components, 40 jewels, 7 double ceramic ball-bearing and twin barrels, 4 Hz, 28’800 vph-Approximately 72-hour power reserve

Case: White gold and grade 5 black PVD titanium, diameter 45 mm

Two side windows, one revealing the striking hammer and gong, and the other two dice. White gold and grade 5 grey titanium crown. Black PVD and ruby hands indicating hour and minute

  • Front: 3 windows with rhodium-plated frame for the dealer, 2 of which are activated on demand by utilizing push-button at 10 o’clock with gong
  • 4 windows with rhodium-plated frame for the player, 3 of which are activated on demand by utilizing push-button at 8 o’clock with gong
  • Back: 3D roulette wheel rotating in unison with the watch movement

Black crocodile leather strap and available in white gold, rose gold, black pvd titanium and grey titanium, each in a Limited edition run of 21 timepieces.

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