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
133 Cartier Special and Refined, Art Deco Pocket Watch, in Yellow Gold, With Six Sapphire Cabochons
Estimate: € 14,000 – 28,000
Sold € 16,900
Model: Gouvernail Pocket Watch
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 3970 - 3598
Dimensions: 45 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
In lovely original condition, the yellow-gold case pocket watch with a large bezel and very thin thickness represent perfectly the Art Deco style of the period where pocket watches were the sole wearable object to tell time until the advent of the wristwatch. The present lot with its uncommon shape reflects perfectly the mission of the Cartier Maison, classy watches with unique designs, in fact, there are no less than 6 cabochons set in the case, unlike the only one present on the classic Cartier models, also in this case 1 of which is used as a winding crown for setting the watch on time. The silvered guilloché dial is well preserved, completed by the Arabic numbers, the outer seconds and minutes track are outside a floral pattern in a plain background and steel hands in blue. The case back shows a colorful blue and red crosses decoration.