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
161 Patek Philippe Precious and Absolutely Collectible, Quantieme Perpetual Moon Phases Wristwatch, in White Gold, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 3940
Estimate: € 27,000 – 50,000
Sold € 52,000
Model: Quantieme Perpetuel
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 4246108
Movement N°: 3126669
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
Reference 3940 has been one of the longest ever produced models by Patek since it started in 1984 when it replaced the existing perpetual calendar reference 3450 until approximately 2007 when it was substituted by the 5140. At that time, it was the slimmest automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch ever produced and its stepped tonneau-style case immediately became iconic among watches’ lovers. Featuring a circular-shaped case, reference 3940 had a decidedly more “modern” and less angular appearance than its predecessor and has always been considered as the quintessential perpetual calendar with moon phases and distinguished by its timeless elegance but the lot here offered is absolutely remarkable for its qualities and features. An instant classic, the reference was cased predominantly in yellow gold, as well as pink gold, white gold and very rarely in platinum. The specimen here offered has been manufactured in 2004 with a white gold stepped case, nicely preserved. The dial has the configuration with sunken subsidiary dials, quarter division for the leap year and shows no evident signs of use. Sold with its extract from the archives, this absolutely exceptional 3940 in white gold has a massively high level of desirability and exclusivity for collectors and lovers.