Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

210 Patek Philippe Attractive and Elegant Disco Volante Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2551, With Certificate of Origin and Receipt from Beyer Zurich

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 27,300

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 2551
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1958
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 12''
Case N°: 2604758
Movement N°: 765066
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Certificate of origin and receipt from Beyer Zurich

The lot here offered is a truly fine example of reference 2551 in 18k yellow gold. This reference was produced from 1954 to 1960 and its cases were made by Wenger while the dials made by Stern Freres. The three-body case of the present specimen with screwed down back, stepped concave bezel, recessed winding crown with PP and fluted lug it’s extremely well preserved still maintaining its original proportions a crisp hallmarks. The matte silver dial with applied yellow-gold stick indexes, outer perlage minute division and subsidiary seconds dial is also in surprising conditions considering it’s over 60 years of age. The caliber is the 12–600AT movement, an engineering marvel which made its debut at the 1953 Basel Fair: at the time of its release, it was one of the most highly jeweled calibers for a time-only watch produced by Patek Philippe. The present lot is enhanced by a marvelous yellow-gold bracelet with thin texture, its original Certificate of Origin and receipt from Beyer Zurich. With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the movement, case material, caliber, reference and the sale in 1958 from Beyer and completed by its receipt.