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  • Manufacturer: Girard-Perregaux
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 9979
    Case No: No. 1
    Model Name: Opera Three
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual
    Bracelet/Strap: Associated Breguet brown crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Girard Perregaux deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    In horology there has been a long tradition of musical timepieces, and with their Opera series Girard Perregaux reintroduced the concept with a modern flare. Three series were executed, number One featured a minute repeating watch with four gong Westminster chime, series Two added a perpetual calendar function. The final series, like the present watch, Opera Three featured a musical pin barrel playing music on demand and at the hour.

    This wonderful example, numbered 1, has an impressive look with its oversized case and clean simple dial, enhanced by the wonderful sound of the music box. The watch plays two melodies A. W. A. Mozart’s A Little Nightmusic, or B .P. J. Tchaikovsky’s No Great Love. Through the music selector in the band, one can choose what to listen to on demand, or as each hour passes ‘au passage’, the melody will play. In excellent overall condition this timepiece makes for both a whimsical and complicated addition and is sure to bring enjoyment to the wearer.

Σ939

Ref. 9979
A very rare and attractive pink gold musical wristwatch with music on demand and hourly au passage, power reserve and musical selector

2005
43mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

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

Sold for HK$750,000

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017