CHRISTOPHE CLARET | BLACKJACK 21, REFERENCE BLJ08, A LIMITED EDITION PINK GOLD AND PVD-COATED TITANIUM WRISTWATCH WITH STRIKING HAMMER, CATHEDRAL GONG AND THREE CASINO GAMES, CIRCA 2012 | "Blackjack 21 型號BLJ08 限量版粉紅金PVD塗層處理鈦金屬腕錶，備音槌、大教堂音簧及三款賭場遊戲，約2012年製"
BLACKJACK 21, REFERENCE BLJ08
A LIMITED EDITION PINK GOLD AND PVD-COATED TITANIUM WRISTWATCH WITH STRIKING HAMMER, CATHEDRAL GONG AND THREE CASINO GAMES, CIRCA 2012
Blackjack 21 型號BLJ08
Dial: tinted black
Calibre: cal. BLJ08 automatic, 40 jewels
Case: 18k pink gold and PVD-coated titanium, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws
Closure: black Christophe Claret alligator strap and 18k pink gold double folding clasp
Size: 45 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Christophe Claret International Guarantee, Production Acceptance Certificate, C.O.S.C., six dice in ebony, two decks of cards with rhodium edges, lucky chip in solid silver, magnifying glass, instruction manual, travelling pouch and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case with minor signs of wear. Otherwise the watch is in excellent overall condition. The buckle with wear.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
It was an eventful day at the market of Saint Tropez, when Christophe Claret came across an intriguing little box, which could throw two dice randomly using mechanical discs. A jolt of creativity struck the talented watchmaker, and thus the Blackjack 21 was born.
Converting the present watch into a miniature casino, a game of black jack could be played by random cards dealt with rotating system discs, which is seen in action through the black tinted glass beneath the dial. Accompanying the casino is a pair of rolling dice on the bands and a roulette on the case back, which serves as the self-winding rotor as well. Overflowing with creativity, the present Blackjack 21 is an extraordinary timepiece which showcases Christophe Claret's skyrocketing passion towards mechanical watchmaking.