Christophe Claret Music Box Watch Up For Auction
In 18k rose gold, the watch contains a traditional pin wheel style music box. A very intense mainspring barrel is likely utilized in storing the power needed to play either Strauss' Imperial Waltz, or C. Chaplin's "The Little Bootees -" the two songs available in the cylinder. The music can be played manually, or set to play automatically each hour. Make sure you keep that spring wound! Given that it has two mainspring barrels that aren't connected, winding the watch crown in one direction will wind one spring, while winding it in the opposite direction will wind another. It is unknown what this beautiful watch originally retailed for, but auction estimates have it going for between about $70,000 - $90,000.
This Christophe Claret Music Box watch No. 8 and other watches will be available to bidding during Antiquorum's October 9th auction in Hong Kong.
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