It has been quite some time that we got to hear about cool and cooler watches, that are built and manufactured not for the precision or technology, but for the sake of its playful ostentatiousness. Here is one such watch that promises you not only to take you to the heights of playfulness, but also to the heights of decadence. The Manufacture Royale’s Opera $1.2 million tourbillion watch accordions look ugly and very beautiful at the same.
The ostentatiousness makes it look ugly, but the effort to become ugly needs a lot of art, and that makes the watch beautiful. The minute hand is set in the C#. The hour hand is set in the “A”. The watch is an example f how crazy the French can really get, when it comes to manufacturing something luxurious. Or perhaps, it is a snide remark to the precision perfect watches made in the neighbourly Switzerland.
The watch case is about 50mm wide and is made of 18k rose and gray gold. Thanks to the 3 sapphires and 60 pieces of jewels, one could be sure that the watch glows and gleams through all occasions. There is also the veneered wooden box that comes along with the watch, and it is inspired by the Bastille Opera House in Paris.
Via: Boing Boing