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

13 Audemars Piguet Iconic and Sought-After, Royal Oak Quartz, Wristwatch in Steel, With Lapis Lazuli Dial and Diamond Bezel, Reference 56346ST. With Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 26,000

Model: Royal Oak
Reference: 56346ST
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1994
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: 2612
Case N°: D51986, N° 2390
Movement N°: 409 093
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

When hearing the name Audemars Piguet, thoughts immediately go to the legendary Royal Oak. Iconic as very few other models have been in the history of horology, it is the umpteenth creation of the immortal designer Gerald Genta. Launched at Baselworld in 1972, it represented a real novelty in the Audemars universe as it was the brand’s first true sporting pride. The lot offered here from the 90’s is in a very well-preserved original overall condition reference 56346ST, featuring the iconic characteristics a Royal Oak must have the octagonal bezel with 8 screws and 32 diamonds and the solid bracelet. Its remarkable conservation strikes at a first glance with no evident sign on both the bracelet and on the case. Under the flat sapphire crystal glass, a superb dial with an incredible deep blue lapis lazuli with diamond hour markers, gold hands and an aperture for the date at 3. Famous icon and aesthetically appealing, this watch is powered by a quartz movement as the testified by the very deep engraving on the back.