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.

33 Movado Rare and Precious Astronic Hs360 “el Primero”, Tonneau-shaped Automatic Triple Date Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold With Moon Phases

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Astronic HS360
Reference: 30.0010.436
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1970s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3019 PHF
Dimensions: 45 mm x 38 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

Movado and Zenith joined forces in the 1970s to create the Astronic model, of which the present lot is a remarkable specimen. It is powered by the caliber 3019 PHF, considered the rarest of the “El Primero” chronograph movements. Available in steel or gold, the latter becoming increasingly rare to find (whose production is estimated to approximately 100 examples), especially in good condition such as the present example. Its heavy gold tonneau-shaped case with bracelet creates a 1970s aesthetic and is a great looking and unusual design in modern times. The champagne dial features a triple date calendar moon phase aperture and the chronograph complication counter by the 3 subsidiary dials. Equipped with a massive yellow-gold bracelet is a rare opportunity to own a rare and important watch.