Where else but Vegas would a watch that doubles as a slot machine find a list of anxious buyers?
Last year at the prestigious Geneva SIHH show, Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux unveiled the prototype of their news Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon.
The watch, one of the stars of the show had taken three years to develop and contains 501 difference pieces, each of which is created and assembled by hand. The timepiece contains an actual miniaturized mechanical slot machine just above the hands and tourbillon. Each roller has five symbols , hearts, diamonds, spades, horseshoes, and three liberty bells for jackpot. When the arm on the side is pulled, the spin also activates a striking mechanism of chiming gongs – for those vintage casino sounds.
The first watch to go on sale was revealed at the Wynn & Co Jewelry store in the Wynn Resort in Vegas and was bought by an unnamed Vegas resident for $625,000. According to the store’s watch buye, there’s already a waiting list for the ticking slot machine.