Girard-Perregaux Puts Gambling Features on His 1945 Tourbillon Watch

 - Apr 18, 2007
References: girard-perregaux & luxist
Gamble with your time. The Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon parts from accepted traditions by combining precision watchmaking with a virtual slot machine of hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs.

"On the dial, a window at 12 o’clock reveals a row of three symbols, while a cut-out at 6 o’clock lets one admire the gold Bridge and the Tourbillon cage," Luxist says. "The magic of the game is set in motion by pulling the handle on the right side of the case. The three reels spin and then stop randomly on one of the possible five symbols, while a hammer strikes a gong, producing the happy chime reminiscent of the gaming machines in a casino. Out of the 125 combinations, only one represents the jackpot: the three bells in a row."