Swiss luxury watch brand Manufacture Royale declares that it will manufacture its first Opera model series after having boldly unveiled it at the end of 2010 to amateurs in the art of watchmaking as well as collectors.
Aesthetes of luxury timepiece works of art were very enthusiastic about this exceptional timepiece when it was released. 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. 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.
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.
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
Case dimensions: 50mm in diameter
Number of components: 60
– 18 carat rose gold. Polished and diamond encrusted
– Manufacture Royale logo hand-polished surface
Hours and minutes in hand-polished 18 carat rose gold.
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
– 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
Hours, Minutes. Repeater (triggered by slide)
Hand sewn Mississippi alligator skin
Buckle: Hand-polished 18 carat rose and gray gold.