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

163 Patek Philippe Elegant and Catching, Lady’s Bracelet, Pepite Motifs Wristwatch in Yellow-gold, Cobalt Blue Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 4119/1

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 26,000

Model: Ellipse Lady Bracelet
Reference: 4119/1
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1972
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13.5
Case N°: 2694301
Movement N°: 1 246 375
Dimensions: 22.5, Total Lenght 180 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

As a creative designer and a pioneer in horology, most of the watches produced by Patek Philippe 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 here offered bracelet watch for the lady is a bald and fine creation made in yellow gold and elegantly preserved. Ref 4119 was launched in 1971 in yellow gold and in white gold. It belongs to a series of references made in the same style with matching bracelets to the case shape, some with golden nuggets, some with butterfly wings. Ref 4119 was made in a very small quantity due to the difficulty to set the plates with the butterfly wings. The watch is formed by 9 oval medallions covered with bronze powder and chalcopyrite that create an iridescent butterfly motifs under sapphire crystals that reflects the creativity of Patek Philippe, under which is located a delicate ellipse blue dial with yellow-gold baton hands. Preserved in excellent condition, this timepiece must have been worn sparingly throughout its lifetime as it hardly displays any wear. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1972 and its subsequent sale on 4 December 1972.