Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

LOT 334


CHF 110,000 - 190,000

HKD 880,000 - 1,520,000 / USD 110,000 - 190,000

Sold: CHF 149,000

A fine, very rare and complicated manual wind platinum musical wristwatch with choices of music by Mozart or Tchaikovsky.

Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Girard Perregaux

Model Opera Three

Reference Ref. 99790-71-111-BA6A

Year Circa 2012

Bracelet Leather with 18k white gold GP deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. 02

Caliber GP 00950

Dimensions 43 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Original fitted box, certificate, instruction booklets


From the official description of Girard Perregaux: Opera Three is an extremely refined musical watch capable to remind the passing time with a melody. Its mechanism works on the principle of a music box. Its heart is a miniature carillon with a keyboard of 20 blades and one drum set with 150 hand-assembled pins. When it turns, the drum lifts the keyboard keys, to play a complete melody. As a delicate detail, Opera Three has a small lever on the side of the case for choosing between two melodies: Mozart's A Little Night Music or Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Another lever with three positions can disconnect the sound, make the melody play upon demand or activate it for each hour. The dial is characterized with a small second at 6 o'clock and two indicators: the power reserve of the carillon and the selected melody. This never offered at auction before watch, is a rare opportunity to acquire a musical wristwatch in unworn, brand new condition