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

159 Rolex New Old Stock Condition, Rare and Sought After, Sea-Dweller Deepsea, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Made for the Sultanate of Oman, With Box and Papers, Reference 116 660

Estimate: € 24,000 –⁠ 48,000

Sold € 35,100

Model: Sea-Dweller Deepsea
Reference: 116660
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 2017
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3135
Case N°: 1207Y517
Dimensions: 44 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers

In 2008, Rolex launched the reference 116 660 Sea-Dweller Deep Sea with a black dial with a newly introduced Ringlock and featured a thicker case than its regular counterpart. Thanks to this new patented system, it features the highest water resistance of any watch available to the public—astounding 3 900 m or 12 800 ft. Six years later into the production, in 2014, Rolex introduced a new twist to the Deepsea, this time with an attractive gradient blue dial beautifully mimicking the hue of the deep sea. Nicknamed “James Cameron”, it was a tribute to his solo expedition to explore and document the deepest part of the ocean where no human has ever conquered. Housed in an impressive 44 mm steel case, the Deepsea features a ceramic bezel and a solid Oyster bracelet. The present example is preserved in remarkable and very nice conditions, still presenting the original box and warranty. With a “Khanjar” engraved case back, the present example sold through the Sultanate’s retailer Khimji Ramdas was made as a gift to the Sultanate’s dignitaries and servants.