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
158 Cartier Highly Exclusive, New Old Stock and Limited to 250 Pieces, Santos Dumont, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Lacquered Beige Dial and Bezel, With Box and Papers, Reference WGSA0054
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 26,000
Model: Santos Dumont
Case Material: Pink Gold and Laquer
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: 430 MC
Case N°: 4454, N°137/250
Dimensions: 43.5 × 31.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
The present example cased in pink gold is a luxurious interpretation of the iconic Santos watch firstly produced by Cartier in 1904. Over the year this model has been produced in many metals and finishes making it a very appreciated creation by the Parisian brand. The lot here offered is a fantastic example of reference WGSA0054, cased in rose gold: it features a beige lacquer bezel that matches the beige dial and is limited to 250 pieces. The case is quite large with its 43.5 mm × 31.4 mm fully in pink gold and the case back is engraved with the handwritten signature of Alberto Santos-Dumont. The dial perfectly matches the case with its beige dial, beige lacquer decoration, Roman numerals, crown set with a sapphire cabochon, sword-shaped hands in rose gold and sapphire crystal. The caliber is the 430 MC that is a mechanical movement with manual winding, closed into the case topped by a water resistance of 30 meters this watch is offered in basically unworn conditions, and sold with its original box and papers.