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
109 Longines Extremely Fine and Very Important, 13ZN Chronograph Wristwatch, in Pink Gold, Two-tone Tachymeter Scale Dial, Fancy Lugs, With Extracts from the Archives and Box, Reference 5093
Estimate: € 12,000 – 24,000
Sold € 11,700
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 6 313 433
Movement N°: 6 313 433
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract From the Archives and Box
This lot is a fascinating example of Longines chronograph powered by the revered 13ZN caliber, one of the most appreciated movements in the first half of the 20th century and one of the most sought-after nowadays by collectors. The three-body case is in 18k pink gold with a snap on back and smooth bezel and is preserved in great overall conditions but the most fascinating details are certainly the fancy lugs with their absolutely particular and unusual curly shape so masterfully sculpted, definitely rare and unusual for a chronograph. Moreover, the dial is amazing for its two-tone decoration with pink color and the minutes/second track of a delightful silver. The two sunken, engine-turned subsidiary dials and outer blue tachometer scale embellish, furthermore, enhance it. With the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 18 May 1945 to the company Zivy which was at that time our agent for Mexico.