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

180 Patek Philippe Elegant and Well Preserved, Calatrava, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Certificate of Origin, reference 2533

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 11,050

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 2533
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1954
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27SC
Case N°: 675291
Movement N°: 702 385
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Certificate of Origin

In 1952 there was a shift between the reference 565 and the present reference 2533, a decidedly rare model given its low production numbers limited to 400 total pieces. The resemblance between the two watches is remarkable: the curved design of the case is inherited from the previous model but modernized with some small details, such as the stepped bezel, usually delicate but very visible in this lot thanks to its perfect conditions of the yellow-gold case. Even the silvered dial is a great peculiarity which can be found on this watch, along with the particular arrow indexes also in yellow gold with internal radium. A set of features, details and peculiarities that make this watch extremely appealing. With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the movement, case material, caliber, reference and the sale in 1954.