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

121 Rolex Very Rare and Attractive, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Silvered Dial, Personalized For GRAMCO, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 11,700

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1976
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 4 799 195
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Since its inception in 1956, the Day-Date has been associated with glamour and luxury. It has adorned the wrists of presidents and dignitaries, been worn in board rooms and galas around the world, always faithfully serving the men and women who chose to wear it. Still in production today, the Day-Date has always been one of the manufacturer’s flagship models, enjoying continuous popularity among collectors. Its iconic and easily recognizable aesthetic make this reference a staple of production for the manufacturer. The lot here offered is a very particular specimen of 1803, introduced in 1959, and characterized by an unprecedented slimmer case and a newly created movement: was adopted the cal. 1555 which, after 1965, will give way to the successor cal.1556. Manufactured in yellow gold with the iconic reeded bezel, this example is even more interesting considering that the silvered dial bears the personalization of the company GRAMCO.