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

118 Rolex Absolutely Magnificent and Precious, Daytona, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Baguette Diamond-Set Bezel, Mother-of-Pearl Dial, Reference 116 589

Estimate: € 80,000 –⁠ 160,000

Sold € 97,500

Lot Description

Model: Daytona
Reference: 116589
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2005
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 4130
Case N°: D807624
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Rolex has recently been known to employ the use of bold materials for their watches of special importance. Going back to the years, speaking about Daytonas, only references 6269 and 6270 were embellished with precious stones. Yet, with the introduction of the automatic Daytona, the manufacture gradually incorporated elaborate Daytona designs to their line of production, due to changing tastes in the market. Anyway, Cosmograph Daytonas set with precious stones are among the rarest and most desirable watches crafted by Rolex. Fitted with a baguette diamond-set bezel, the present watch combines Rolex’s gift in gem setting and creating beautiful movements. The 40 mm case of this 116 589 manufactured in white gold is extremely well preserved and is equipped with a very precious baguette diamond-set bezel, representation of the rigorous standards in quality Rolex is particularly skilled in. These well-known designs set with jewels served an elite clientele and aimed to offer them designs which were classic yet elegant. As much as they may appear as anachronisms, these masterpieces must be regarded as a superb symbiosis of two worlds, sport and elegance. Bringing together the brilliance of diamonds with the luminescence of mother-of-pearl dial, the present chronograph wristwatch has a very charming and athletic appeal, being the perfect piece to add to a special collection.