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
14 Audemars Piguet Iconic and Very Attractive, Royal Oak “Jumbo”, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Tapisserie Dial, Made for the 50th Anniversary, Reference 15510ST, With Box and Papers
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Sold € 52,000
Model: Royal Oak
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: LT0047U
Movement N°: BM9913
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Two Additional Links
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. It was the first luxury watch in steel with integrated bracelet in order to offer its customers a precious but at the same time sporty alternative. After 50 years since, the Royal Oak was presented to the world, Audemars Piguet released the new reference 15510ST to commemorate this model keeping the same iconic shape with some upgrade: it comes with the movement named caliber 4302 used in three hands and date timepieces of the current collection and offers 70 hours of power reserve. The case and the immediately recognizable bezel are very impressive with a diameter of 41 mm and a thickness of 10.5 mm and upgrade the original design to contemporary expectations. The dial reminds the original one put on the ref. 5402 with the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern but in grey, white gold applied hour markers, Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating and the AP signature at 12, while at 3 o’clock is located at the date window.