Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

129 Patek Philippe Precious and Refined, Open-faced Pocket Watch in Gold, With Guillochè Dial, Reference 765, Retailed by Serpico y Laino

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 11,050

Lot Description

Model: Pocket Watch
Reference: 765
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 17-140
Case N°: 516 573
Movement N°: 892 436
Dimensions: 44 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The ref. 765 was produced for a few years, from 1955 to 1962. Today it is known to exist in yellow, pink or in white gold for a total fewer than 100 watches were made. Interesting fact for clarifying how this model timepiece was important is that in 1955 a ref. 765J such as this one was retailing for SF 1710, compared to SF 1135 for a Calatrava ref. 96, so way more expensive than one of the most appreciated models of that period. This very watch has a three bodies yellow-gold case with reeded bezel and back edge, deep engine turned checkerboard pattern, epitomizing the style of the ’50s. The gold checkerboard engine turned dial has gold-faceted baton indexes and pyramidal indexes that with time have oxidized, elevating the character of this already very charming timepiece even further. It is also particularly special as it is signed by the Venezuelan retailer Serpico y Laino. Exceptionally rare, the watch has been retained in very crisp and original condition still offering the S&L engravings on the U-shaped bow.