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

147 Rolex Special and Refined, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Blue Degrade Diamond-set Dial, Reference 18 038

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 24,700

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 6 155 611
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Rolex is arguably the most famous brand in the world when it comes to distinctive timepieces. Among its most appreciated models, the day date is the very essence of a luxurious timekeeping, provided with a day and date function. It was launched in 1956 as a niche model and was only produced in precious metals. The lot here offered is a notable specimen of reference 18 038 with an 18k yellow-gold case and bezel. The Day-date here impresses for its rarity: the dial shows its mint conditions, full charm blue degraded layout, diamonds applied indexes, English calendar disc and yellow-gold baton hands and centered seconds. The classic shapes of the case realized in yellow gold have withstood the passage of time in a remarkable manner and are kept in great condition. The movement is the automatic caliber 3055.