On the back of the watch is a roulette wheel. It is actually part of the automatic winding mechanism in the in-house made and designed Christophe Claret Calibre BLJ08 (which co-host John Biggs and I made famous in episode 58 of the HourTime Show podcast). The automatic movement has a frequency of 28,800 bph and a power reserve of 72 hours. It is made of 501 components and the discs for the blackjack game are done in solid gold on ceramic ball bearings (for low friction). Don't forget, it tells the time too.
Pascal Raffy, CEO of Bovet discussed the Cambiano as a sober and modern looking homage to watch making tradition that goes back centuries. He sort of shuns "right now" designs in favor of aesthetics that have the ability to still look good a long time in the future. Bovet, along with many other brands interested in offering modern looking watches that hopefully have a timeless look to them have focused around the color gray. There are said to be five distinct gray colors in the Cambiano - all that were dutifully selected by Bovet for the Cambiano. Mr. Raffy wants to abstain from using other colors in the first that the design would not have the purist feel he wanted to go for.
Coming in two dial colors (black or white), the Sailing Collection Chronograph will come with your choice of either a metal Milanese (mesh) bracelet or a rubber strap. I like the dials a lot but wish the hands were a bit more prominent (bigger!). Price is ,795 on rubber and ,995 on the metal bracelet.
Darkness viewing should be rather good. With hour markers and hands that size, being covered in SuperLumiNova should be impressive. I really do love a well lumed dial. Inside the watch is a Swiss automatic movement that Graham calls their Calibre G1734. Probably a base ETA. Prices are between 9,300 - 10,500 Swiss Francs. My favorite part of the press release on the watch is the following statement: "By the way, if you are not a professional diver and you use your watch in water no deeper than your bath tub, that’s also fine."
A few months ago thanks to a little blow (the girl) and a little blow (the coke). Sheen was reported to have undergone a breakdown in a hotel room. As I reported here, it was because he misplaced his Ref. 5970 Patek Philippe watch. At the time he accused his 'adult entertainment professional' female companion he met at the bar of taking it. Not sure what came of that. Though being the collector that he is, Charlie has a few beloved Pateks laying around.