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
125 Cartier Tasteful and Attractive, Vendôme, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Silver Guillochè Roman numbers, Reference 2220
Estimate: € 4,000 – 8,000
Sold € 8,450
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: C128002
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
From the timeless Santos to the ethereal Ballon Bleu to the exquisite Maillon, Cartier has created a plethora of original fine watches for both man and women over the years. The Vendome reference 2220 here offered is one of these bald creations which saw life in the 1990s. The three body case has been realized in 18k yellow gold and preserved in extremely fine conditions with its iconic and unusual stepped band, rounded bezel and Vendome type lugs. The peculiarity of this watch is indeed the absence of a separated deployant that is instead located directly between the lugs and under the case making this model an extravagant yet elegant design. The silver guilloché dial with painted radial Roman numerals, Cartier secret signature on one of the X strokes is untouched and perfectly conserved in all these years.