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
170 Rolex Highly Attractive and Iconic, Daytona Chronograph, Wristwatch in Steel, Silver Dial, Retailed by Tiffany & Co, Pucci Papaleo Expertise, Reference 6241
Estimate: € 80,000 – 160,000
Sold € 195,000
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 1 765 296
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Pucci Papaleo's Expertise
The old-fashioned manually wound Daytona starts its journey in 1963 with the reference 6239: its great innovation presented with the advent of this model is the particular graduated bezel that shows the tachymeter scale directly engraved in the metal, to the advantage of the readability of the dial. Three years later, in 1965, it was presented the ref. 6241, which follows the characteristics of the previous Cosmograph with the exception of the newly designed bezel. The bezel is in fact made in two bodies, an external metal ring in which a black acrylic insert is housed with the tachymeter scale printed in white. It differs from the steel one also in size, having a slightly larger diameter. Available in stainless steel, 14k and 18k gold, it remained in production until 1969 and was fitted with the non-Oyster or non-screw down chronograph buttons and with optional silver, black or at an additional charge exotic format dial. The three-body water-resistant case in stainless steel of the watch offered here is well preserved, the acrylic bezel graduated for 200 unites per hour maintains its vivid color while the silvered dial with applied baton numbers and black beveled engine-turned sub dials for small seconds, minute and hour counters has the Daytona signature slightly above 6 o’clock. The dial is further embellished by the sought-after signature Tiffany & Co. right below the cosmograph designation. It can surely be said that finding a watch with this special signature is a privilege and is even more so when the watch is a Daytona 6241, one of the most sought-after of the modern days by collectors. Moreover, the watch in question is also presented with the official expertise by Pucci Papaleo, confirming the originality of the Tiffany signature.