Kicking Off Couture 2017: 6 Las Vegas Watches for High Rollers


WatchTime returns to Las Vegas this week for this year’s Couture and JCK watch and jewelry shows. As a preview to our live coverage of new watches at the show, we’re re-presenting this list of luxury watches that evoke the spirit of Las Vegas. Check out these six watches inspired by Sin City and its games of chance, including some watches that double as functioning games themselves.

Christophe Claret’s 21 Blackjack functions as a miniature casino with three interactive games of chance: blackjack (with a striking mechanism), roulette, and a dice game. A pair of miniature dice are located in a cage at the 4 o’clock position on the side of the case, visible through a sapphire crystal. The winding rotor, visible through the caseback, doubles as a roulette wheel, which is set in motion by a few movements of the watch. However, the main attraction is the blackjack function. The dial features several windows with shutters which open to reveal the player’s and dealer’s cards. Under the dial are seven rotating disks on which the “cards” are printed. The game is controlled with buttons on the side of the case.

Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack
Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack

 

The Perrelet Turbine Poker, one of Perrelet’s trademark Turbine watches with spinning blades on the dial, is inspired by the game of poker, with a hand of cards displayed on the dial. The set of cards is only revealed when the turbine blades are in motion. Perrelet offers three dial options with different card combinations: one with a pair of sevens, another with a pair of sevens and two royal flushes (one with spades and one with hearts), and the third shows two full suits, three of a kind and a pair of sevens, as well as a trio of kings and pair of sevens.

Perrelet Turbine Poker
Perrelet Turbine Poker

Audemars Piguet draws inspiration from the Vegas Strip for its Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Las Vegas Strip Chronograph. Its red-on-black design features red numerals and indices against a black “Mega Tapisserie” patterned dial and a blackened steel case on a black crocodile strap with red stitching. The watch, engraved with “Las Vegas Strip” on the caseback, is part of a limited edition of 400, each of which comes with two sets of Audemars Piguet playing cards.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Las Vegas Strip Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Las Vegas Strip Chronograph

Azimuth’s SP-1 Roulette has a roulette wheel for a dial, complete with a spinning ball. When the die-shaped crown is pressed down, the white ball is sent spinning around the dial, landing on a random number.

 

Azimuth SP-1 Roulette
Azimuth SP-1 Roulette

Bell & Ross has a roulette-themed watch of its own, the BR 01 Casino. Pictured here is the special edition in rose gold made for the Only Watch 2011 auction. The roulette wheel-styled dial is used for time-telling rather than gambling. The black-on-white “0″ on the outer ring represents the hours, and the small, white roulette ball on the center ring denotes the minutes. The central disk bearing the spinner represents the seconds, making one revolution per minute.

Bell & Ross BR01 Casino
Bell & Ross BR01 Casino

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon features a fully functioning slot machine (minus, of course, an actual jackpot payout). The watch’s unique design echoes that of the very first slot machine, the “Liberty Bell,” featuring the same symbols on its spinning gold reels: spades, hearts, diamonds, horseshoes and bells.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon

This article was originally published in 2013 and has been updated.

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4 Responses to “Kicking Off Couture 2017: 6 Las Vegas Watches for High Rollers”

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  1. Colin Agar-Rea

    The Azimuth is by far the nicest looking watch in your article and has more visual appeal than any of the others and it’s a good size and reasonably priced and well made. Colin.

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  2. Cottrel

    The casino games are simple to understand and easy to play. You can learn by playing these a few times. There are few casino games like Online poker which are favorite to all the players. These few games are favorite to many because of very simple reasons.

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