The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.
Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261
1 Roger Dubuis Glamorous and Elegant, MuchMore, Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Box and Papers
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 13,000
Reference: M34 5739 5F11.66/03
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: RD 5739
Case N°: 16/28
Movement N°: 869
Dimensions: 34 × 47 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Certificates, Tag and Setting Pin
Dubuis established his own atelier in 1980 and created his own brand when he released his first collection in 1995. Produced while Roger Dubuis was still leading the company, the present Much More reigns, featuring a sleek and elegant rectangular case, a striking presence on the wrist by featuring highly stylized Arabic numerals and not only. The 34 mm by 47 mm rectangular solid three-body curved case with straight screwed lugs and curved stepped convex bezel is preserved in incredible conditions with very deep engravings and the presence of an oxidation coming from little use. The orange sunburst dial with large grey Arabic numeral hour markers is surrounded by a perimeter black railway-style minute track and fancy blued spade/syringe hour and minute hands. There are twin day and month aperture windows underneath the 12 o’clock position, and there is a small round numbered circular leap year aperture that turns ruby red on a leap year between 2 and 3 o’clock for the perpetual calendar complication. The two recessed subsidiary dials with black Arabic numerals including a color moon phase register between 8 and 9 o’clock marked “BULLETIN D’OBSERVATOIRE,” and there is a radial date dial with a blued indicator hand between 3 and 4 o’clock. Powered by the mechanical automatic self-winding Roger Dubuis caliber RD5739, the watch comes with the box, certificates, tag and setting pin and is numbered 16 of a limited edition of 28 pieces only.