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
200 Rolex Fascinating and Iconic, Daytona Chronograph, Wristwatch in Steel, Black Patrizzi Dial, With Box and Papers, Reference 16 520
Estimate: € 25,000 – 50,000
Sold € 36,400
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: S450982
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
1988 was a very breakthrough year since the iconic Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona series reference 16 500 was launched. Taking advantage of the increased size of the case from 37 to 40 mm, these models came equipped with the legendary 4030 caliber with Zenith El Primero ebauche. There were several novelties compared to previous models such as a sapphire crystal which replaced the previous plexiglass one. This timepiece encountered great success and throughout the years has become an icon among Rolex collectors. The present Daytona is a reference 16 520 which means that its case and bracelet are entirely made in stainless steel. Preserved in great conditions, this specimen impresses for the quality of its case and the color of the counters dial known as “Patrizzi”. Patrizzi dials are extremely well-known and sought after among collectors and are not other than dials where the original white chapter rings have reacted turning into shades of brown. This 16 520 is a very nice one for its well-preserved case and original bracelet and it’s special black dial. Moreover it is sold with its Original Box and Warranty dated 1994.