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
198 Rolex Extremely Rare, Sought-After and Very Well Preserved, Jean-Claude Killy, Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, Two-Tone Dial and French Date, Reference 6036
Estimate: € 300,000 – 600,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 685524
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Made for approximately 20 years, the family of Dato Compax includes references 4767, 5036, 6036, and 6236 and has to be considered a landmark model as it represents the first foray of Rolex into the market of complicated timepieces: offering a chronograph function with triple calendar, there was no other Rolex chronograph model presenting more complications. These models were available in either stainless steel, yellow gold, or pink gold, with a variety of different dial designs. Reference 6036, such as the present watch, is probably the best known representative from this family, and was in production for most of the 1950s. The present specimen has an unbelievably crisp and well preserved two bodies yellow-gold case retaining excellent definition to all edges and preserved in original conditions. The two-tone dial is highlighted by the applied gold numerals and the outer blue date indication with French triple calendar displayed by the two windows at 12 o’clock. With yellow-gold alpha hands, the here offered Jean-Claude Killy, a name derived from the fact that the Olympic skier wore one of these models, is an outstanding rarity and one of the best and most original examples ever appeared on the market. A most prominent trophy in any Rolex collection in the world.