Watchmaking relies on the highest tolerance of precision manufacturing to create a time keeping masterpiece. In early years of watchmaking a high quality watch was appreciated for its precision engineering and craftsmanship. Today a watch is a mere tool or fashion statement, watches are appreciated as jewelry rather than the precision engineering and craftsmanship.
Then we stumble across the $1.2 million Manufacture Royale Opera Accordion Watch. It’s unique, quirky and reminds us of old world engineering and we once again appreciate the engineering in watchmaking to make a unique masterful timepiece. The Opera Time-Piece is compiled of 319 parts and expands like an accordian and chimes a C sharp note for the minute and an A for the hour.