Manufacture Royale Opera Watch Has A Folding Case And Plays Music

Posted: Nov 29 2010, 9:40am CST | by , in News | Hot Gadgets


Manufacture Royale Opera Watch Has a Folding Case and Plays Music
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Got $1.2M sitting around for a watch?

It would be great to be totally loaded and be a geek. Whenever you ran across gadgets and things that were cool, but unbelievably expensive you could just buy them without batting an eye. I don’t wear a watch any more, but this watch is so cool that I would wear it. Granted, it’s cool in a very geeky/steampunk sort of way.

The craftsmanship on this watch is simply stunning. It's not one of those cheap digital offerings; this thing is all made by hand and has gears and levers that make the watch work. It also has an epic case that opens accordion style to create a resonating chamber for music the thing plays. This is the watch for the most elite of the elitists out there.

I can only assume that the watch got the Opera name because it looks like an opera house in Paris. The movement of the watch is manually wound and made form 3189 parts. The construction uses different colors of brass and gold and the watch will run for 100 hours on a wind. The minute repeater plays hours in A and the minutes in C sharp. That is the musical notes the thing makes as it hits each step on its way around the clock face.

The watch has a price tag that is as shocking as the design. You can pick up one of the 12 that will be made for $1.2 million. The gold on the case is 18k and in gray and rose colors. The strap is Mississippi alligator skin and the buckle is 18K rose and gray gold. This is a really cool watch for the rich geek.

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