Specialized in making interesting musical watches, Swiss-based Boegli launched its first musical piece with a round case. Another unique feature of the new Grand Opera Limited Edition Watch is a pusher that provides you to start and stop the music whenever you want it. The new Boegli’s model looks great, sounds even better and comes in the limited series of 99 pieces.
Aesthetically, a round shape of Boegli Grand Opera Limited Edition Watch is much more appealing on the wrist than the common square/rectangular shape of Boegli’s cases. It is an over-sized case with the diameter of 47 mm, made of stainless steel and plated with rose gold. Elegant polished surfaces nicely mark a beautiful 3-leveled dial. It comes with “Côtes de Genève” decoration and blued steel screws that match the color of hour and minute hands.
Although small, the off-centered time display with a petit date aperture is still pretty readable. The right side of the dial is reserved for the ‘orchestra’. It opens a view on the drum and pins of the music player and this is the most interesting part of the watch. The player perform the Chime of Bells from The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte, K. 620) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The new Grand Opera watch has a crown at the usually called 3 o’clock position for winding the musical movement, while the crown at the 9 o’clock position serves to set time. There is also a pusher for starting and stopping the melody, unlike the brand’s previous models which just let the spring wind out. The sapphire crystal case-back reveals a new round mechanism that incorporates a musical movement with 17 notes keyboard. It is a self-winding ETA 2671 mechanism with “Côtes de Genève”.
Boegli Grand Opera is a stylish watch that is available with a genuine alligator leather strap with a butterfly buckle. It comes with a relatively low price for this kind of timepiece (3,800-4,200 Swiss Francs). Considering the fact that it is limited to just 99 pieces, it can be a pretty good investment.