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
175 Omega Unusual and Special, Constellation Emeraude “Grima's Collection”, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Silvered Dial, Integrated Bracelet, With Original Box and Warranty, Reference 353 019 BC
Estimate: € 6,000 – 12,000
Sold € 8,450
Model: Constellation Emeraude
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Case N°: 8310-093
Movement N°: 26 514 849
Dimensions: 29 × 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Warranty
“Innovative watchmaking is the cornerstone of Omega’s heritage that is inspired by sports timekeeping,” this is what is written on the Omega website showing that for all its history, it has always been specialized in the production of very reliable and efficient wristwatches. Despite this predilection for the creation of tool watches, models of absolute elegance have also come out of Omega’s factories and in some cases objects with unique and inimitable design. The model Constelation “Émeraude” offered here represents a much more massive and heavy piece compared to the classic Omega production. This rare watch is part of the Time in Style collection designed by Andrew Grima for Omega. In the 1960s and 1970s, Andrew Grima was one of the world’s most famous jewelry designers. In 1969, Omega ordered a watch collection from Andrew Grima. Grima agreed only on the condition that Omega did not impose any restrictions on appearance and technology. Inspired by the About Time collection, Andrew Grima and Omega jointly designed a smaller and more reduced collection of watches for serial production. This collection was called TIME IN STYLE. The watches were initially designed in gold for the Constellation collection under the names Emeraude, Super Emerald and Jeux d’or. Omega later expanded the collection to the De Ville and Geneve collections, but the finest specimens were always under the name Constellation Emeraude. The lot offered here strikes for its solid rectangular case with snap on back made of 18k white gold still retains its original conditions as the Milanese—type integrated bracelet in white gold too. The durable sapphire glass protects a Tapestry Guilloché decoration of the dia black-white-gold indexes and hands. The words “Omega Chronometer Automatic” and “Constellation” give the dial a touch of color. The watch is also accompanied by its original Box and Warranty.