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
177 Audemars Piguet Limited Edition and Attractive, Royal Oak, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 15100 ST, Made for the “Foundation Time for the Trees”, With Box and Papers
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Sold € 74,100
Model: Royal Oak
Reference: 15100 ST
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: E27403
Movement N°: 491203
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
The Royal Oak Foundation Time for the Trees 15100ST.OO.0789ST.01 is something a bit different compared to all the other Royal Oak launched by Audemars Piguet: it wasn’t a watch created to amaze with complications or precious material, it is a watch for a cause. The Audemars Piguet Foundation was established in 1992 with a mission to support reforestation and forest conservation. The foundation works around the globe with non-profits and NGOs to protect Earth’s natural environment, to date having planted over 12 000 trees and supported projects in places like Brazil, Madagascar, and Indonesia. The Royal Oak was the natural choice to receive a special dial representing the foundation’s work: commercialized in 1999 and produced in a limited edition of 450 pieces in steel and 50 in gold, it is powered by caliber 2225, which is derived from caliber JLC 889 with 28 800 Al/h. The beauty of this special edition is its subtlety: at a glance, it’s just a typical blue dial Royal Oak, but the keen eye will appreciate the oak motif that reinforces both the model’s name and the mission of the Audemars Piguet Foundation. With its brushed finish and sharp edges, it is arguably the most rugged-looking luxury sports watch available from one of the “Holy Trinity” (which also includes Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe) and this very model has a transparent case back so one can admire the gold oscillating weight. Preserved in remarkable conditions, the present watch in steel is also offered with its original box, warranty and papers.