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

126 Cartier Extremely Fine and Elegant, Reversible, Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Guillochè Silvered Roman Numbers Dial, Cabriolet System

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 20,800

Model: Reversible Cabriolet
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 2412
Case N°: 028 - 940
Dimensions: 21 x 32 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Among the many models Cartier produced, this Réversible Cabriolet is one of the finest creations with unusual shape. Throughout its history, it is also one of the few jewelry companies that pushed the envelope with watch designs, it has produced several reversible designs in its past, the most notable being the Basculante model in which the case can be flipped over to conceal the dial side of the watch. This example is unusual since the case can be pivoted 360 degrees and is realized in 18k yellow gold with four-body polished and brushed case, cabochon sapphire-set on the bezel and solid case back. The dial is particular with a silvered guillochè pattern, painted Roman quarter numerals and baton indexes and completed by blued steel feuille hands.