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
152 Breguet Limited Edition to 30 Pieces, Classique, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Tribute to Alexandre Pushkin, Reference 5910
Estimate: € 12,000 – 24,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 23/30
Movement N°: 800304
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Breguet brand’s history spans four centuries and is so rich of inventions and innovations that represents an essential part of the entire history of watchmaking. It was 1775 when Abraham Louis Breguet founded in Paris the watch manufacture Montres Breguet S.A. After having created and patented numerous extremely fascinating complications and pocket watches, still very much sought after by collectors, it was he who led the way of what would have been the new trends, creating the first real wristwatch of the history between 1810 and 1812. For its unmistakable design and style, Breguet was able to carve out a privileged position in perpetuity in the hearts, wrists and pockets of timepiece lovers and when in 1987 the company was bought by the giant Investcorp, transferring the production to Switzerland and precisely in the Vallée de Joux, it was evident that the will was to expand its businesses also to the new Asian and American markets. The reference 5910 in yellow gold here offered is a really nice example of the classical Breguet style: the three-body case with rounded bezel and straight lugs are amazing. The “guilloché”, matte silver with painted radial Roman numerals on a plain reserve, aperture for the date is in perfect conditions with its blued “Breguet” hands. Moreover this watch was produced in a limited edition of 30 pieces in honor of Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837), one of the most celebrated authors in Russian literature, came from a noble family that had owned Breguet timepieces since the beginning of the 19th century. In the best tradition of Russian high society, Pushkin was deeply fascinated by haute horlogerie and even the protagonist of his masterpiece, Eugen Onegin, wears a Breguet watch: the watchful Breguet reminds him that it is midday”.