You may like to sit down before reading about this one.
Ok – first the sticker shock (let’s get it over with): $1million.
Give or take, depending on the exchange rate :)
Now that’s out of the way let’s concentrate on the watch.
Absolutely … incredible.
As you may know, Sonnerie means ‘making sound’ or ‘ring’ in French. Something this watch will do over 430,000 times a year if you’ll allow it.
The movement performing this is the in-house automatic Caliber DR 5307.
It is made up of 923 parts and has 82 jewels (yes, 82).
The case is made from 18k pink gold and the watch comes shod on an alligator strap.
Still not sure about getting your monies worth though?
Check out the full list of functions in the technical specifications below.
Putting all this together takes a year .. per watch!
Hand-made to order of course.
Beautiful and stunning mechanically, but a million dollars sure is a lot of dough to spend on a watch, don’t you think?
Worth the outlay?
-Westminster Carillon chimes
-Leap Year Indicator
-Automatic winding for movement and striking system
-Silent centrifugal governor
-Power reserve indicator for movement (48h)
-Power reserve indicator for striking system (28h in mode « Little »)
-Secured striking mode (during striking, the time setting system is disconnected)
-Secured time setting (during time setting, the striking system is disconnected)
-Secured striking system (the minute repeater is disconnected during striking in « passing » and vice-versa)
-Striking mode selector “chimes/silence » (rotating water resistant selector with indication)
-Striking mode selector « little/grand » (rotating water resistant selector with indication)