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  • Manufacturer: Girard-Perregaux
    Year: 1998
    Case No: No. 1
    Model Name: Opera One
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9899, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Blue Girard Perregaux crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Girard Perregaux deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Girard Perregaux’s Opera One is the first in a series of three complicated timepieces the brand produced between the late 1990s and early 2000s. Opera One featured a minute repeating carillon tourbillon movement, Opera Two added a perpetual calendar function, while Opera Three featured a perpetual calendar and musical movement. Each has a highly complicated and refined movement.
    The present example is in lovely condition and is ‘Numero 1’ of the Opera One series. The case has a strong masculine presence, and stands out with its blue dial. The movement is one of a very few to feature a four gong Westminster carillon. Through open apertures one can see each of the four gongs striking when the repeat function is activated. Each of the four hammers is marked according to piano keys, Sol-Do-Ré and M (G-C-D-E). The watch is impressive and a delight to hear with the passing hours.

Σ871

A fine and very rare white gold minute repeating four gong westminster carillon wristwatch with tourbillon

1998
40mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$640,000 - 1,120,000 
€69,600-122,000
$80,000-140,000

Sold for HK$900,000

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017