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It’s been about 10 years since I wore a watch. When I need to tell the time, I look at my phone. No, I’m not getting one of those smartwatches, either. But if I can scrounge up $200,000 or so, I might be tempted to buy one of these Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack watches. Check out this video:

This watch was released in 2011, so maybe you’ve already got your hands on one. If so, I envy you. Not because this watch is dripping with sapphire crystals. Not because of the gold accents – or the platinum, depending on which model you have. It’s the casino games built into the watch: dice, roulette, and of course, blackjack.


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Did I mention these games are fully mechanical? This isn’t your father’s Casio Game Watch we’re talking about here. The dice are real. The roulette wheel is close enough to real; it doesn’t have a ball inside, you read the result using an indicator arrow instead. But it’s the blackjack that makes this watch so amazing. The “cards” are printed on a set of seven gold discs that spin around when you deal. It’s mesmerizing.

And rare. A maximum of 21 watches were made in each of four different styles, so you might have to shop around to find one. No problem: Claret also designed a poker watch and a baccarat watch. Take that, Casio.