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

174 Audemars Piguet Extremely Slim and Attractive, Flying Source, Round Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, White Gold Bracelet, Silvered Dial and Diamond-set Guilloché Bezel

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 10,400

Model: Flying Source
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1950's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 2001
Case N°: 6458
Movement N°: 59280
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

In the 1950s, the quest for satisfying the demands of the watch-buying market pushed the brands not only to the development of complicated watches but also to the creation of designs that could surprise and amaze. One of the main goals was also that of making the thinnest watch possible and Audemars Piguet succeeded more than others giving birth to the Disco Volante or flying saucer. Considered as one of the thinnest and more aesthetically complex time-only watches AP has produced, this lot is absolutely incredible. Manufactured in platinum and equipped with a solid bracelet in white gold, the 35 mm case has a “clous de Paris” textured bezel embellished by a ring with a diamonds-set, capable of giving so much depth and presence on someone’s wrist. The case has been preserved in great conditions and match perfectly with the incredibly beautiful silvered color dial that is completed by black painted baton indexes, baton hands and seconds at six o’clock. Finally, the present example features the ultra-thin caliber 2001.