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

124 Cartier Very Fine and Attractive, Santos Octagon, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow-gold, Diamond Set Onyx Dial, Bracelet and Crown

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 13,650

Model: Santos Octagonal
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1990's
Movement: Automatic
Case N°: 29 650 189
Dimensions: 29 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The Cartier Santos had its first beginnings in 1904 when Louis Cartier created a watch for his friend, the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The lot here offered is an exponent of the Santos Octagon family, in yellow gold really unusual and rare and preserved in very nice conditions. Its octagonal bezel is fully realized in yellow-gold and the bracelet has the same material with alternate links and the first one with a diamond set. The most precious detail of the whole watch is the onyx dial, further embellished with 12 brilliant cut diamonds for the hours indexes and the two yellow-gold hands. Almost unique in its kind since very few examples have been produced with these characteristics.