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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2604

    GIRARD-PERREGAUX. A VERY FINE AND RARE OVERSIZED 18K WHITE GOLD RECTANGULAR GOLD BRIDGE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH SLOT MACHINE AND CHIME MECHANISM

    SIGNED GIRARD-PERREGAUX, VINTAGE 1945 JACKPOT TOURBILLON MODEL, REF. 99720, CASE NO.7, CIRCA 2013

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    GIRARD-PERREGAUX. A VERY FINE AND RARE OVERSIZED 18K WHITE GOLD RECTANGULAR GOLD BRIDGE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH SLOT MACHINE AND CHIME MECHANISM
    SIGNED GIRARD-PERREGAUX, VINTAGE 1945 JACKPOT TOURBILLON MODEL, REF. 99720, CASE NO.7, CIRCA 2013
    Cal. GPFAY08 mechanical movement, 38 jewels, one minute tourbillon carriage with gold bridge visible through an aperture on the black matte dial, applied Arabic numerals, large aperture with three reels for slot machine, oversized rectangular case, slot machine operated by the lever to the band, glazed display back secured by four screws revealing the striking hammer, 18k white gold Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    42 mm. wide
    US$140,000-250,000


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    With Girard-Perregaux Certificate of Authenticity, blank International Guarantee, instruction manual, playing cards, chips, dice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    For many years prestigious watch manufactures have been seeking methods to improve on already establish complications such as the chronograph, tourbillon and minute repeating. However in the 2007 SIHH Girard-Perregaux released an overwhelming impressive wristwatch, The Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon Model with a novel new complication not seen on a wristwatch before.
    This watch is unique in many different perspective, not only does it features the brand’s remarkable Golden Bridge Tourbillon, but it is also compose of a slot machine mechanism inspired by the “Liberty Bell”, a slot machine invented at the end of the 19th century. To activate the slot machine mechanism on the watch, one simply have to just pull the lever on the right side of the case. The three reels at 12 o’clock will then start spinning and from right to left, each wheel will stop individually whiling chiming from the activated striking mechanism.
    The beauty of this watch lies not only in the innovative idea of Girard-Perregaux, but also the technical difficult in structuring the mechanism of a slot machine into a watch that fits on your wrist.
    We welcome and encourage you to approach any specialist during the preview to have us display the beauty of the mechanism for you to see with your very own eyes.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.