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
141 Jaeger Le Coultre Elegant and Tasteful, Reverso, Moon Phase Automatic Wristwatch in Stainless Steel, With Box and Booklets, Reference 240.8.72
Estimate: € 4,000 – 8,000
Sold € 10,400
Model: Reverso Grande Automatique
Reference: Q3038420 - 240.8.72
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 2 274 731
Dimensions: 29 × 47 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Booklets
The Reverso is arguably the most iconic and coveted wristwatch Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched since the early 1930s. Today, the Reverso line has developed further offering collectors a wide array of complications, sizes and materials. The example here offered is part of the Reverso Grande Automatique family, precisely the reference 240.8.72, a gorgeous and generous case that embodies perfectly the Jaeger style. The rectangular and reversible five-body case with the iconic reeded bezel has been manufactured in solid steel and preserved finely. Powered by the caliber 970, this watch has the capability to show the date, day/night indication and two time zones. The guilloché silver dial has painted Arabic numerals on an outer reserve, subsidiary seconds dial and apertures for the AM/PM indication at 6 and large double digits date at 11 o’clock. The two blued steel épée hands indicate hours and minutes while a second grey hand shows a second time zone. Lovely preserved and still offering the original box and booklets, this very watch is the maximum exponent in terms of elegance and beauty.