Arabic Sonata Alarm Clock

18k yellow gold case, circa 2003, diameter 42 mm, thickness 13 mm
Commission price: $ 25,000
Estimated price: USD 20,000 ~ 25,000
[Comment]
    If there is a brand in the world who is dedicated to modifying the ETA movement and can do it to the extreme, it must be Athens. This brand can be modified from simple three-pin to complex perpetual calendar by modifying the ETA movement. And the dial of Athens is very fancy, and its unique large-scale hollow hands are also one of the brand marks. Because it is a dual time zone display, a small dial is used to realize the time display in the second time zone of 24 hours. In addition, the Sonata Dual Time in Athens also provides alarm services. This is also a small complication. At the same time, we can see the strength of Athens to modify the ETA. Basically it can be regarded as half a self-produced movement. The valuation given by the auction house is also in place, and the transaction price is just above the maximum ceiling of 25,000 US dollars. However, it is difficult to say whether such prices have room for appreciation. Gold watches have always been an element of high-end products in the watch industry. After all, making watches with precious metal materials is an important indicator for each brand to position its product line. Any complicated watch will be represented by precious metals. Someone once joked that the ‘starter’ mentality of gold watches only prevails in the Mainland. In fact, otherwise, gold watches still have works close to art, and they can be accepted worldwide.