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
191 Tudor Absolutely Rare and Limited Edition, Heritage Black Bay, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Made for the “Commandement des Operations Speciales”, With Original Warranty, Reference 79230B
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 27,300
Model: Black Bay Commandement des Operations Speciales
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: I649469, TTS-174
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Tudor’s Black Bay line, launched in 2012, is perhaps the model that more than any other has contributed to the relaunch of the brand controlled by Rolex. Its lines inspired by the past, combined with modern materials, construction and reliability, have won many new enthusiasts, making the Tudor name very popular, especially among young people. This unique creative process developed by the brand’s Style Workshop found fertile ground to further increase his interest also in the field of collecting. Anyway, not only the aesthetic part has been important for Tudor but also the reliability and efficiency of its timepieces were very important. The result was also an efficient tool capable of reaching 200 meters in depth. Considering this, was also manufactured a limited series of around 112 pieces made specifically for the French Commandement des Opérations Spéciales. The COS (Special Operations Command) is the organization which coordinates the use of the French special forces of all military branches. Military models in general, and those modified for elite units in particular, have always had their legion of fans. In France, even Jacques Chirac, in his time, gave in wearing the same watch as the officers in charge of his safety. The Heritage Black Bay for the COS like this lot was only offered to members of this troop, features a case back stamped with the unit logo and blue-white-red coloring of the text at 6 o’clock (indicating the 200m water resistance, stopwatch and certification). Manufactured in stainless steel with a riveted bracelet, the lot here offered is preserved in incredible conditions with its blue revolving bezel and black dial. Absolutely rare, the watch is also sold with the original warranty.