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
155 Minerva Attractive and Rare, Oversized Mono-Pusher, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Multiscale Dial
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 18,200
Model: Mono-Pusher Chronograph Red Arrow
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 519 633
Movement N°: 1594948
Dimensions: 46 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Minerva is a storied Swiss watch manufacture, famous especially for producing chronograph movements and today part of Montblanc in the Richemont group. The company began registering brands in 1886, starting with “Mercure” or “Merkur”, adding “Minerva” in 1887, as the brand became more important, and in 1929 the company became simply Minerva SA, Villeret. The lot here offered is a chronograph with a 46 mm case, with multiple scales on the dial. Preserved in great conditions, the stainless steel case has a snap on back and just one pusher to activate the start and stop chrono functions. The sophisticated black dial is a real joy for the eyes for its color, its patina, its intricate composition with external telemetry scale, inner spiral scale, Arabic numerals and the two subsidiary counter for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration. This watch most probably had military use, even though, there are no numbers or signs engraved in the case back.