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

130 Rolex Special and Refined, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Diamond Set Dial and Bezel, Reference 1804

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 46,800

Model: Day Date
Reference: 1804
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 1961
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1555
Case N°: 740 148
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Patented in 1955 and released only a year later, the Rolex Day-Date presented itself as a watch of undoubted charm but often also very undervalued given its complication that could indicate the day of the week and the date. The watch offered here is a special specimen of Day-Date reference 1804 in platinum with a very rare diamond-set bezel. The silver dial has diamonds indexes with brilliant and baguette cut and rectangular window showing the day at twelve o’clock while the date is shown at three o’clock. The production of the reference 1804 Day-Date started in 1959 and was fitted with a diamond bezel rather than the more commonly found fluted one. Preserved in very nice conditions, the waterproof case is equipped with a beautiful platinum bracelet with the classic “president” texture. This watch is a part of the small production in platinum under the reference 1804 produced by Rolex, one of the most sought-after Day-Date ever produced.