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
184 Patek Philippe Fine and Elegant, Gondolo, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Box and Certificate, Reference 5014J
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 7,800
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 2979969
Movement N°: 1 848 794
Dimensions: 28 × 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
In production from 1993 to 2005, the present lot is a proud exponent of the Gondolo family, reference 5014. Defined by the iconic rectangular shape, the dimension and case design, with clean lines and steps, is typical of the 1990s. Manufactured in yellow gold, the watch is nicely preserved with straight curved lugs and stepped sides. Inspired by the symmetry and elegance of the Art Deco era, the silvered dial with graduated radial painted black Arabic numerals, concentric rectangular minutes track and oval subsidiary seconds of this model is inspired by the 1920s style and creates an intriguing juxtaposition of styles for the joy of the refined collector. The present example is offered complete of its original guarantee and box, and has obviously spent most of its life in a safe, acquiring over time an even warm glow.