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

107 Rolex Charismatic and Precious, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Argentè Tropical Cream Diamond-set Dial and Bezel, Reference 18 046

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 29,900

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18046
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1979
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 5 976 466
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Introduced to the market at the Basel Fair in 1956, the Day-Date has been one of Rolex’s flagship models and enjoys continuous popularity. The reference 18 046 made by Rolex is one of very few equipped with the more precious and unusual diamond bezel instead of the classic fluted or smooth one. The 180 XX-series have a single-quickset function so the date and time can be adjusted separately. The present lot is a specimen of this reference and has been produced in platinum with a three-body solid tonneau case extremely well preserved and fresh with clear and deep hallmarks. Moreover, the dial is full of charm with an argentè layout that heavenly aged conferring it a supercool tropical cream color, embellished with brilliant and baguette diamonds applied indexes, English calendar discs and white-gold baton hands, powered by the movement is the automatic caliber 3055.