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
110 Ressence Innovative and Limited Edition, Type 1002, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Box and Papers, Reference 1102
Estimate: € 25,000 – 50,000
Model: Type 1002 Series One
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N°67/150
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers, Additional Leather Strap
The history of Ressence, brand based in Belgium, started at Baselworld in 2010 where three functional Swiss made prototypes were presented and a year later, a limited edition of 50 pieces of the Series Zero was offered rapidly making the brand a favorite among aficionados of independent horology. Ressence timepieces tell the time in a playful way, with four elements that rotate on an axis. Interestingly, Ressence’s founder Benoît Mintiens is not a watchmaker but he was able to envisage a new concept of telling the time, making the prototypes of the Series One with his own hands. At first glance it seems that there are no moving hands on the dial but this horological wonder is a pure marvel of design that shakes the traditional watchmaking codes. The hours, minutes, seconds and an AM/PM pane are all part of a single rotating dial, flush mounted and revolving around a single axis that utilizes 17 gear wheels. The present specimen of Type 1002 has a steel case that allows the timepiece to be very light and sporty. The dial is grey titanium with 4 independent subdials to display hours, minutes, seconds and and am/pm of a different tone and blue accents. Limited to 150 pieces, the present lot (number 67), is offered with the original box and papers.