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
157 Cartier Fine and Charming, Lady’s Miniature, Duo Plan, Rectangular Shaped Wristwatch in Platinum, With Diamond-Set Decoration
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 23,400
Model: Lady Watch
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Case N°: 29476
Dimensions: 6 × 22 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
As a creative designer and a pioneer in horology, most of the watches produced by Cartier over the years have always been amazed by its ability to totally break the mold with the aesthetic standards of the period in which they were designed. The lot here offered is a very rare high quality early Cartier’s platinum ladies Art Deco cocktail wristwatch. The tiny but very solid case has a rectangular shape with stepped edges and a very charming diamond triangle at 12 o’clock that embellish the refined structure. The case is thicker than larger since it is powered by the iconic duo plan 101 movement, one of the smallest ever produced. Launched in the middle of the ’20s, the fashion at that time was for extremely small wristwatches. However, extreme miniaturization often results in a loss of reliability. The Duoplan provided a simple and brilliant way to reconcile technical excellence and elegance. Its movement is built on two levels, thus enabling it to maintain a large-size balance. Very elegant and charming, this watch has silvered dial with baton indexes and blue steel hands. Exceptionally preserved with a chain-style bracelet and an 18 kt pink gold deployment clasp, the case shows the deep signature Cartier on the bend. This watch is ultra elegant and a beautiful piece of Cartier’s history.