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

140 Patek Philippe Attractive and Fine, Aquanaut, Sweep Center Seconds and Date Automatic Wristwatch, in Steel, With Certificate, Extract from the Archives, Leather Wallet, Additional Strap and Deployant, Reference 5065/1

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 42,900

Model: Aquanaut
Reference: 5065/1
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 2005
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 315SC
Case N°: 4278600
Movement N°: 3 400 009
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives, Leather Wallet, Additional Strap and Deployant

Debuted in 1997 as a statement of casual elegance, the Aquanaut collection has enjoyed a number of variations such as sizes and metals. Reminiscent of the Nautilus, the present Aquanaut reference 5065/1 is fitted with a beautiful octagonal shaped bezel with alternating brushed and satin finish. Encased in stainless steel, the watch retains a well-preserved case inspired by a marine porthole and a solid steel bracelet with big and massive links. The embossed texture of the black guilloché dial kidnaps: one gets lost in the depth of its dial thanks to the thickness of the applied luminous material on the hour marks and on the white-gold hands. With its contemporary design, the Aquanaut has become a true classic. Furthermore, the watch comes with the certificate of origin, an extract from the archives confirming its production in 2005, leather wallet, additional strap and Patek’s deployant.