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
113 Vacheron Constantin Very Fine and Rare, Malte, Tourbillon Power Reserve Automatic Wristwatch, in Platinum, With Skeletonize Dial, Reference 30 066
Estimate: € 80,000 – 160,000
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: VC1790 SQ
Case N°: 1 156 683
Movement N°: 5 149 881
Dimensions: 35.5 × 47.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Vacheron Constantin has been producing pieces with Tonneau-shaped cases since 1912, and it has become a signature design of the manufacture. In 1990 the Vendôme Group, today Richemont SA, took over the company. Under the leadership of Claude-Daniel Proelloch, timepieces of the highest watchmaking art have emerged, such as the Malte-Squelette Tourbillon with the typical Tonneau barrel-shaped case, the Toledo, the Chronograph Les Hisotriques and the Overseas series. The Vacheron Constantin Malte recognizes the importance of timekeeping, the tourbillon create a Maltese Cross motif and it is placed at six o’clock of the watch, a visually stunning and ingenious creation. The present lot is a gorgeous specimen in platinum with a tonneau stepped case and its iconic fluted Art Deco lugs. The skeletonized dial has the ring for the hours and minutes, the date at 2, the power reserve at 10, the one-minute tourbillon regulator under a polished steel bridge, carrying the subsidiary second-hand and is proudly showcasing its finely hand-crafted movement that is completed to a very high standard.