Manufacture Royale OPERA

Swiss luxury watch brand Manufacture Royale has announced that it will manufacture its first Opera model series after having unveiled it at the end of 2010. This high complication wristwatch incorporates tourbillon and minute repeater mechanisms.

Manufacture Royale OPERA

Although the first few that were made remain unique pieces reserved for the art market and the manufacturing heritage, Opera now has 5 editions in series production (rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, bicolour gold, and platinum).

Each 100% Swiss-made collection piece is numbered, designed at the Vallorbe manufacturing site, and made strictly identical to the original work of art. With its very original mechanism, Opera is the first timepiece to combine a Minute Repeater and a Tourbillon providing a 108-hour power reserve.

Manufacture Royale OPERA

The ultimate in luxury, each numbered Opera piece has a lifetime warranty from Manufacture Royale, and extra, separate clockwork parts for each piece are filed with the manufacturer’s notary along with assembly instructions.

Manufacture Royale OPERA

Now that it is in series production, Manufacture Royale can offer the Opera timepiece (Répétition Minute Tourbillon) to many amateurs, enthusiasts, and collectors at a recommended retail price of 345,600 CHF (including all applicable taxes) through a select network of the world’s best retailers in the biggest cities.

It is important to note that technical research for waterproofing timepieces while providing optimum sound diffusion of the Répétition Minute has been accomplished, which now meets the needs of well-informed collectors that live in humid areas of the world, specifically in Asia.

Manufacture Royale OPERA

Technical details

Model: Manufacture Royale OPERA

Case
Case materials and finishing:
Folding/unfolding case in patented 18 carat gray or rose gold. 3 sapphire crystals.
Moveable transparent back. Screws and axles in 18 carat gray or rose gold.
Assembled and polished entirely by hand
Individually numbered
Case dimensions: 50mm in diameter
Number of components: 60

Crown
– 18 carat rose gold. Polished and diamond encrusted
– Manufacture Royale logo hand-polished surface

Hands
Hours and minutes in hand-polished 18 carat rose gold.

Movement
Movement dimensions Height: 5.45 mm / Diameter: 32 mm
Number of components: 319
Number of rubies: 29
Power reserve: 108 hours
Frequency: 3Hz, 21,600 vibrations per hour
Plates: Brass with sunray brushing, polished angles
Bridges: Brass with sunray brushing, polished angles
Entirely hand finished
Bells/chimes: Hours in A / Minutes in C sharp

Tourbillon
– Escape wheel and anchors in silicon
– One rotation per minute

Gears: Counter gears and sound system NIHS 20-02
Balance: spring Flat
Balance: with screws

Functions
Hours, Minutes and Repeater (triggered by slide)

Strap
Hand sewn Mississippi alligator skin
Buckle: Hand-polished 18 carat rose and gray gold

Proposed versions

Opera Bi-Color Gold, References: OP50.0508P.1 and OP50.0805P.1

50mm, folding-unfolding case in 18k rose and white gold
3 sapphire crystals, Moveable transparent back
Brown alligator leather with 18k rose and white gold pin buckle

Opera White Gold, Ref. OP50.05P.1

50mm folding-unfolding case in 18k white gold
3 sapphire crystals, Moveable transparent back
Brown alligator leather with 18k white gold pin buckle

Opera Black Gold, REF. OP50.06P.1

50mm folding-unfolding case in black DLC-PVD coated white gold
3 sapphire crystals, Moveable transparent back
Black alligator leather strap with black DLC-PVD coated white gold pin buckle

Opera Yellow Gold, REF. OP50.07P.1

50mm folding-unfolding case in 18k yellow gold
3 sapphire crystals, Moveable transparent back
Brown alligator leather strap with 18k yellow gold pin buckle

Opera Rose Gold, REF. OP50.08P.1

50mm folding-unfolding case in 18k rose gold
3 sapphire crystals, Moveable transparent back
Brown alligator leather strap with 18k rose gold pin buckle

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