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

134 Cartier Oversize, Attractive and Uncommon Design, Rotonde, Art Deco Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Circular Bezel and Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 22,100

Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1920'S
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 3705
Dimensions: 47 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Cartier’s creation is known all over the world among passionate and aficionados for its squared and rectangular shapes. Round watches have not been explored too much by the Parisian brand and those produced represent a category of classic timepieces that provides its wearer with an especial taste of both tradition and innovation. The lot here offered is a striking example of a refined wristwatch coming from the 1920s that could possibly be transformed from a pocket watch. The circular case in yellow gold with integrated lugs presents a large circular pattern bezel and is notably preserved after all these years. The matte silver dial has an outer-minute track, Roman Arabic numerals on a guilloché floral decoration and a thin circle of petals for the Breguet hands that reminds a daisy flower to give more geometrical elegance to the whole structure.