Lot 42
  • 42

Christophe Claret

Estimate
55,000 - 75,000 CHF
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Description

  • A RARE WHITE GOLD MUSICAL WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE
    NO 5 CIRCA 2010
  • WHITE GOLD
  • diameter 42 mm
• cal. 15''' manual winding movement, 45 jewels • silvered engine-turned dial, central brushed chapter ring with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, fan-form sectors for music selection, silent governor fitted with a flywheel at 12, outer minute divisions • 18k white gold polished case, stepped bezel, sapphire crystal display back secured by 7 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Christophe Claret buckle

Catalogue Note

This exceptional piece is the first musical wristwatch to chime in passing and on demand, it features a 20-tooth comb and plays two tunes, Johan Strauss "Imperial Waltz" and Cahrlie Chaplin "Too little ...".
It is inspired by the 18th century models produced by Antoine Favre while using today's most cutting-edge technologies. This micro mechanical marvel comprises 454 parts, two barrels (one devoted to timing precision and the other to the musical complication). As its name implies, with each passing hour or at the wearer's request, it plays music.
The mechanism is driven by a regulator that is visible through an aperture in the dial. This exceptional timepiece is truly one of a kind.
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