Platinum Winner’s Bracelet by Richard Mille
The closely watched poker event is taking place in Rio de Janeiro and has started on the 1st of July, due to end on the 3rd. The full list of players has been provided, 48 in number, each of them presenting themselves with $1 million, to battle the sums in this one of a kind 3-day tournament – in fact, the event is a charity one, founded by Guy Laliberté, also the Founder of renowned Cirque du Soleil.
The buy-in is the highest ever recorded in the entire history of the game of poker, thus a number of players to be financially backed-up by rich investors, teams of backers and wealthy enthusiasts, as The Wall Street Journal writes.
The bracelet, on the other hand, features a double-sapphire crystal design, superimposed in the middle of the case to confer it an impression of depth, with a 0.78-carat diamond shaped like a pear, placed within the first sapphire crystal, above the One Drop Foundation logo. The case and the bracelet of this accessory are entirely crafted from platinum, an extremely expensive and rare precious metal.
In addition, the tournament first on the list and founder, Guy Laliberté, has successfully added a charity character to the event, 11.1 percent of all recorded buy-ins will have the funds donated to the One Drop charity, an anti-poverty non-profit organization.
The overall prize pool has reached a staggering $42,666,672, from which the winner takes $18,346,673 – the huge number has already broken Jamie Gold’s prize of $12 million, on the occasion of the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event.