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
179 Rolex Precious and Sought After, Yacht Master, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Engraved Khanjar Logo on The Case Back, With Warranty, Reference 116 622
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 24,700
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: A09828P3
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers, Tag and Additional Links
The Rolex Yacht-Master is the perfect combination of casual elegance. It first came out in 1992 under the reference 16 628 and was made in yellow gold. It was conceived as the deluxe version of the Submariner. A few years later, in 1999, Rolex introduced the Yacht Master 16 622 Roselium (steel and platinum). Combining for the first time stainless steel (main case and bracelet) and platinum (bezel), this model has since been considered as the Yacht Master watch. The 16 622 was produced until 2012 when it was replaced by the 116 622, as exemplified by the present lot, and also saw the introduction of the Yacht Master II in 2007. Preserved in remarkable conditions, this watch has the charming combination of the light color of the steel and the blue color of the dial, with striking red accents of seconds hands and name on the dial. Moreover, this specific watch is definitely rare and precious since bears on the case back to the engraved official royal crest of Oman. Also known as Khanjar, this logo has nowadays become more appreciated and sought after by collectors due to the limited productions of these special specimens, given as gifts to dignitaries at events, government seminars. The watch comes with a full set of warranty, tag and original box with Khanjar logo.