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Clock this! Watch that costs PS500K.

Byline: Paul Hooper

IT'S not a wind-up - this watch is on sale for HALF A MILLION pounds.

The handmade Girard-Perregaux Opera Two timepiece boasts 37 jewels, an ivory dial, a dark brown alligator strap and a 18-carat pink gold case.

It took 500 hours to build and is even set in a moving cage to protect its delicate balance wheel from the Earth's gravitational pull.

The watch is available at ROX the jewellers in Edinburgh and is the only one of its kind in the UK.

ROX managing director Kyron Keogh, said: "This is an incredibly rare and innovative time piece which would take pride of place in any watch collection.

"The demand for a high quality watch like this is incredible and proves the luxury market is still buoyant despite the bite of the double dip recession."

"We are confident it will be of great interest from our customers."

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Dec 16, 2012
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