Only Publicly Known Matching Pair of Singing Bird Pistols Offered at Christie’s

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HONG KONG.- On Monday, 30 May 2011, Christie’s will present a magnificent pair of matching gold and enamel Singing Bird Pistols, the highlight of the Important Watches sale in Hong Kong this Spring. Estimated at HK$20 million to 40 million/US$2.5 million to 5 million, the matching mirror-image pistols set with diamonds, agate and pearls, attributed to world-renowned craftsmen Frères Rochat, is the only publicly known pair of singing bird pistols in the world. This sale offers a singular collecting opportunity to acquire, not ONE but TWO of these museum pieces, at the same time. A stunning marriage of 19th century Swiss automata technology and exquisite craftsmanship, this pair of singing bird pistols epitomizes the creativity of watch makers in Europe to satisfy the ever-growing