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
101 Rolex Large and Massive, Sky-Dweller, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Chocolate Dial, With Box and Papers, Reference 326 135
Estimate: € 25,000 – 50,000
Sold € 32,500
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 968J8615
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
The Sky-Dweller is among the most complicated timepieces made by Rolex and incorporates the design of a sports watch and yet a sophisticated horological creation with its annual calendar and dual time function. The present specimen is very genuine reference 326 135 realized in pink gold with a massive 42 mm case definitely well preserved. Its bezel is called “Ring Command” and can be turned to four positions, each one respectively selecting a different function for the crown: time setting, second time zone setting, calendar setting, and neutral. The chocolate dial is a mix of complexity and efficacy with the 24 hours ring, the applied gold Arabic numerals and the annual calendar indicated by the windows above the indexes. Featuring a local time zone indicator via a 24-hour rotating disc in the center of the main dial, the indexes show a small window that signals the month in red. This function is impressive and highly functional as it can be adjusted via the fluted bezel, which manipulates the crown position. Presented in excellent condition, this is a fantastic opportunity to promptly acquire this much sought-after wristwatch with its original box and papers.