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Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three Watch Plays Tchaikovsky And Mozart

Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three Watch (Images courtesy Girard-Perregaux)
By Andrew Liszewski

A watch capable of playing music these days is far from newsworthy, but one that does it via purely mechanical means? Well now that’s interesting. This is the Opera Three musical watch from Girard-Perregaux which features an extremely tiny music box inside composed of a ‘keyboard’ with 20 blades that’s played by a spinning drum featuring 150 hand-mounted pins. So instead of some annoying digital beep at the top of the hour, you can enjoy Tchaikovsky or Mozart. The watch, with its platinum case and alligator skin strap, was actually released way back in 2002 and is on the brink of becoming a collector’s item with prices going up as a result. But lucky bargain hunters might still be able to find one for under $500,000. Seriously.

[ Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three Watch ] VIA [ bookofjoe ]