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
187 Vacheron Constantin Very Elegant and Rare, Royal Chronometer, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Argentè Dial, Reference 6694
Estimate: € 8,000 – 16,000
Sold € 10,400
Model: Royal Chronometer
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 440 511
Movement N°: 618 667
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
A story of innovation, audacity, efficiency and elegance over 260 years old that has absolutely no intention of stopping. This is the case of Vacheron Constantin, one of the watch brands most appreciated by fans for its desire to always improve. From 1755, years when Jean-Marc Vacheron founded the company in Geneva, the firm has experimented and given life to high-level innovations such as the world’s first horological complication (1770) while nine years later it designed the first engine-turned dial. In 1819 firstly appeared the double name of Vacheron & Constantin but only in 1970, the company officially changed its name to Vacheron Constantin. A few years earlier the company gave birth to a nice example of Royal Chronometer, produced in 18k white gold with screw back now here at auction. The whole conditions of the watch are absolutely nice with very fresh engraving on the case back still visible. The silvered dial is immaculate, with applied faceted gold baton indexes and outer minute divisions. The date window is located at 3 o’clock while the hands are the usual baton shape realized in white gold. This watch is an elegant example of Vacheron Constantin timeless design.