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

196 Rolex Attractive and Refined, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Grey Diamond-Set Dial and D’Agosto White Gold Bracelet, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 39,000

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1974
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 3809741
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Rolex’s Day-Date is one of the most recognizable wristwatches today, and over the course of its almost 70-year history has been realized in many different ways. Originally intended as Rolex’s “luxury proposition”, and for this reason originally available exclusively in precious metal with few prototypes in steel known, it has now become the most versatile watch in Rolex’s line-up. The Reference 1803 is probably the most popular reference of this generation of Day-Date watches: the present timepiece is an exceedingly gorgeous example of white-gold Day-Date, with the very simple but always pleasant grey dial and diamond-set. Preserved in notable condition, the white-gold case is still nice, it overflows onto the grey dial and is resumed by the hands that shine on it. Even more shining are the brilliant and baguette cut diamonds used for the indexes which add a touch of preciousness to this elegant watch. A rare gem for the completionism-inclined collector, the watch also comes with the original white-gold D’Agosto bracelet, that was at the time the Rolex bracelet supplier for the South America.