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

17 Cartier Extremely Rare, Pasha “LE CIRQUE ANIMALIER BUMBLEBEE”, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Diamond-Set Bezel, Bees and HoneyComb Dial

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 19,500

Model: Pasha
Reference: 2377
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2000's
Movement: Automatic
Case N°: 821 291CD
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

In 1985 Gerald Genta modified the design of the Cartier Pasha initially created for the Sultan of Marrakech: his efforts gave life to one of the best-known models of modern days. Genta made some changes such as removing the protective grid of the dial but kept the distinctive chain with a screw cap. As sometimes happens with models so requested, further complications were added to make an object already fascinating even more precious for the collectors market and beyond. Some other times, the strategy adopted by the company is different and instead of embellishing a model with other complications, it tends to create absolutely special dials. The lot offered here is part of the second group previously described and owns a really special dial and configuration. This reference 2377 is inspired by the “Le Cirque de Animalier” Collection” with an amazing custom Jewelry Work. The steel case has the classical Pasha design and also presents a precious bezel with an aftermarket double brilliant-cut diamonds ring approximately 2.65 cts. The yellow enamel dial with diamonds is what makes this watch really unique. The motif depicted is that of a beautiful honeycomb with a colorful background and diamonds and bees applied on it resembling a beehive. This watch is an almost unique piece definitely wonderful creation.