If you are one of the many people in the world that has always wished that you could play Texas Hold ’em on your timepiece, then Christophe Claret has released a watch just for you. The Poker Watch from Christophe Claret is the follow up their successful Black Jack watch that was released back in 2011. This watch is the most complicated gaming watch that has ever been and probably ever will be produced. Just as a point of comparison, GP has a tourbillon Jackpot watch with a working slot machine built into it. This slot machine has about 125 possible outcomes, whereas the Poker Watch features some 98,304 combinations assuming that there are three players playing. These timepieces retail for between $160,000 and 195,000. Don’t worry the Christophe Claret Poker Watch does give you the opportunity to win back some of it.
The watch is by no means small, with a case diameter of 45mm. This actually is the same size as some of Claret’s other gaming models. The case is crafted from 18kt white gold and titanium, 18kt rose gold and black PVD titanium, and black PVD titanium. Each version is limited to 20 pieces worldwide. These models carry the same general case design that Claret created for the 21 Black Jack watch. The case features a gorgeous main crown. On the other side of the case are three pushers, each dedicated to displaying and individual part of the Texas Hold’em game. The pusher at 8 presents the ‘flop’, which are the first three cards and the 2 cards for each player; the pusher at 9 releases the ‘turn’, which is one more card; and finally the ‘river’ yet another card and at this point the game is finished.
Inside the case is the PCK05 movement, completely developed in house. The movement features 28,800 VpH and a full 72 hours of power reserve. There is a repeater system that is activated when one of the pushers is pressed. The self-winding movement is comprised of 665 parts and carries ball bearings to facilitate the game. The case back is transparent and allows the wearer to play a Roulette game, which is cleverly integrated into the oscillating rotor. This works when the rotor is spun, as it slows down the rotor is designed to stop at a single digit. Paying homage to the Poker capital of the world – Las Vegas, Christophe Claret leaves a surprise on the sapphire crystal protecting the dial. If you blow on the crystal a depiction of a pin-up girl appears. All in all, this is definitely one of the cooler watches I have ever seen hands down.