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

151 Patek Philippe Very Elegant and Timeless, Open Face Pocket Watch, in Yellow Gold, Breguet Numbers, Louis XVI-Style Garland Engraving and Enamel Decoration

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 7,150

Model: Pocket Watch
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1905
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 17“'
Case N°: 238 317
Movement N°: 133 280
Dimensions: 45 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The elegance and virtue of a pocket watch are timeless. Moreover if the pocket watch has been manufactured by the Swiss brand Patek Philippe. Despite being a time-only watch, the present open-face specimen is absolutely fascinating in its simplicity. The large circular case totally in yellow gold is a trophy of early 20th century watchmaking, engraving, and enameling with garlands over blue enamel stripes and a white enamel border. The white dial presents painted black Breguet numbers with red enamel five minute markers, a subsidiary second at 6 o’clock topped off with hand-engraved gold hands. The movement is a caliber 17 ″’, cut bimetallic compensation balance. The lot is offered with the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1905 and its subsequent sale on 1 May 1908.