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
204 Audemars Piguet Special and Gorgeous, Quantieme Perpetuel Moon Phases Calendar, Wirstwatch in White Gold, Pink dial, With Box, Papers and Tag, reference 25 661
Estimate: € 40,000 – 80,000
Sold € 67,600
Model: Quantieme Perpetuel
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: C75976, N°022
Movement N°: 331526
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Certificate of Origin and Tag
It was 1875 when Jules Louis Audemars joined forces with Edward Auguste Piguet giving life to the now extremely famous Audemars Piguet watch factory. They worked together to develop watches equipped with complex mechanisms and precision still at the base of its production. Over the years Audemars Piguet has been a source of inspiration and an example for many watch brands due to the incredible innovations, it has been able to bring and for the large number of challenges it has faced. Among the very important watches, Audemars Piguet has been able to produce during all its history probably the complication of the perpetual calendar is the favorite of the Swiss brand. The good aesthetic success of these creations was very important as well, paying attention to every detail so that the watch could also be tasteful, sometimes using unusual materials. The lot offered here fully reflects these characteristics and it is a pearl for its beauty with a thin and circular stepped case in white gold with snap on back, short down-tuned lugs, which work proportionately well together. The special salmon-pink dial is a beauty and very uncommon to find on this reference and became even more attractive with the addiction of the recessed subsidiary dials for the months, days of the week and date, and moon phase. Total production documented at 342 pieces: 244 pieces in yellow gold, 29 in pink gold, 37 in platinum and only 32 in white gold like the present lot, so this is an understated example of an Audemars Piguet Quantieme Perpetuel wristwatch with box tag and papers.