In early June 2011 in Las Vegas with the participation of more than 800 invited guests gathered in the fairy room Encore Ballroom luxury hotel Wynn, a solemn opening of the championship Couture Time Jury Prize among watch companies, organized under the auspices of the awareness campaign Couture Time, representing world class watch brands U.S. luxury retailers. Such competition is a unique event. Established a respectable jury prize The Jury Prize for outstanding invention or innovation that has become part of the award “Best Design“.
It was a special jury prize was awarded Christophe Claret company for its new technical innovations – Blackjack 21.
For an objective and competent approach to the jury were invited director of watches and floor clocks Sotheby’s in New York, John Reardon, the international editor of Watch Keith Strandberg, time journalist Robert Naas, a famous collector and founder of the forum TimeZone.com Yukon Sam and Nick Shtellino, who led the ceremony and announced the nominees.
Introduced new product by Christophe Claret Blackjack 21 is a combination of a sophisticated mechanism to the world of gambling. The unique dial is equipped with sensory effects, by which you can play blackjack, roulette and dice.
To start playing at dice. This old game is characterized by a pair of miniature dice, each of 1.5 mm with very sharp lines on the side window in the position of 4 hours.
Followed by roulette. Anti-glare sapphire crystal case back allows you to keep track of hours behind the rotor, which concurrently serves as a roulette wheel.
And in the final – blackjack. The meaning of games to get 21 points. At the bottom of the dial four cards of the player appear in the window, while the upper part of the dial are three additional windows to the dealer. Each time, as soon as the shutter opens, whether the player or the dealer hits a gong and a window installed in the position of 2 hours, seen visually striking mechanism.
Unique model wristwatch Blackjack 21 is designed for mechanical mechanism BLJ08 caliber self-winding. The mechanism of 40 precious stones and 7 ceramic bearings, assembled in two rows, composed of 501 components and makes 28 800 pc / h. Cruising the mechanism of 72 hours.
Watch case diameter 45 mm made in several ways: in white gold and titanium PVD-coated in black, pink gold with PVD-coated in black, made of platinum with a PVD-coated black, Titanium PVD-coated in black or titanium gray.
Strap models with twin-screw mounting system is made of alligator skin black. Each version of the model is released in a limited quantity of 21 copies.