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
127 Audemars Piguet Special and Refined, Art Deco Pocket Watch, in Platinum and Diamonds, Silver Roman Numbers Dial, With Box
Estimate: € 6,000 – 12,000
Sold € 16,250
Model: Pocket Watch
Case Material: Platinum and Diamonds
Case N°: 13 935
Dimensions: 43 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Chain Fob
The pocket watch has a long and rich history reaching back to the late 15th century, and is a technical marvel from which the modern wristwatch evolved. Whether they are with complications or “time only”, pocket watches represent a fundamental part of watchmaking and over the years have seen their style evolve more and more, both in the use of unusual shapes and by embellishing them with rare stones. Above all the Deco period was a source of great inspiration, giving life to objects that were often essential but made magnificent for small details. In lovely original condition, the platinum case of the lot here offered represents a very rare example of Audemars’s pocket watch. Very elegant and subtile, the solid case has been embellished on the bend with brilliant cut diamonds that recalls those present on the chain fob and the crown, set with a large diamond. The essential silvered dial with big black Roman numerals is perfect for its readability. Further testimony to how sparingly this watch has been kept is its original box.