Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

103 Rolex Special and Refined, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Diamond Set Silver Dial, Reference 1802

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 63,700

Model: Day Date
Reference: 1802
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 1966
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 1 460 943
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Ever glamorous, the Day-Date model delights with its myriad of dials, bracelets, bezels and gold-finished designs. Anyway, often a classic and simple design, it’s what it takes to catch the eye and heart of a watch passionate. The watch offered here is a special specimen of Day-Date reference 1802 in platinum with a very rare smooth bezel and a silver dial with diamonds indexes with brilliant and baguette cut. The rectangular window shows the day at twelve o’clock and the date is located at three o’clock. The production of the reference 1802 Day-Date started in 1959 and was fitted with a smooth bezel rather than the more commonly found fluted one. Preserved in very nice conditions, the waterproof case is equipped with a beautiful platinum bracelet with the classic “president” texture. This watch is part of the small production in platinum under the reference 1802 produced by Rolex, one of the most sought-after Day-Date ever manufactured.