World’s finest and most expensive doubles??

Here’s something you don’t see every day.

Two Pistols, Two Cuckoos and $2.5 million
Two Pistols, Two Cuckoos and $2.5 million

It’s a pair of automatons in the shape of flintlock pistols. Automatons are machines that run on their own mechanics, without electrical or other sources of external power.

These automatons were made in Switzerland around 1820 and Christie’s is auctioning them off next week. They’re estimated to bring  $2,500,000+.

Read more about them in this article in the Wall Street Journal. And watch this video to see how they work.

No BS –they really are fascinating and a testimony to human imagination and craftsmanship.