Only Watch 2011: Breguet Reveil Musical

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Breguet's contribution to the Only Watch 2011 auction is a variant on their Reveil Musical, a music-box in a wristwatch on impressive complexity.  This one has, to quote the press release, a "rotating hand-guilloche dial featuring a child's hand stretched out towards that of an adult appearing on the flange." This is quote possibly the creepiest classical watch dial I've seen in a while, though the doppler-shifting Monaco-arms behind the child is kinda cool.  To top it off, the song played by the music box is "A castle in the sky".  Now the only song I can find by this exact name is by Marty Robbins and it is a treacly Country-Western love ballad, so I am afraid this is a mis-translation from the French of something, but I don't know what. 

In any case, have some pictures from TimeZone



I do like the music notes that are used to decorate the case band, though at 48mm in diameter it's a bit on the massive side.  If you want the entire spec on the movement, here is it:

mechanical self-winding movement, numbered and bearing the Breguet signature. 55 hour power reserve. Cal. 0900. 17 1/3 lines. 59 jewels. Silicon escape-wheel and lever. Breguet balance with adjusting screws. Breguet balance spring. Frequency 4Hz. Adjusted to 6 positions.


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