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
206 Audemars Piguet Special and Gorgeous, “Clover”, Quantieme Perpetual Calendar Automatic Wristwatch, in Pink Gold, Mother-of-Pearl Dial, With Box and Extract from the Archives, Reference 25681OR
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Sold € 52,000
Model: Quantieme Perpetuel "Clover"
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: C66271, N°044
Movement N°: 324 652
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives and Box
Audemars Piguet probably has one of the most illustrious stories in the production of perpetual calendars for wristwatches. Many vintage models represent some of the rarest watches in circulation and real chimeras for the great collectors, but slowly even the most modern models are reaching the status of a collector’s watches. This Audemars Piguet also called “Clover”, due to its shape. Following up on the design of Jacqueline Dimier of the perpetual calendar so called “Quantième Perpétual Automatique”, these references 25 681 were only produced from 1988 to 1991, which meant a very short production span and at those times a very small quantity made. This unusual and rare pink wristwatch was made in 1990 and immediately became famous for the particular figure of the bezel that remembers the shape of a clover with the hour marks engraved on it. The four windows that are formed allow seeing on the special mother-of-pearl dial the counters for date, day, month and lunar phases with the lunar calendar. Some research indicates that no more than 123 were ever made in various metals with only 28 ever made in pink gold, so this watch will become part of the small circle of the most sought-after perpetual calendars and therefore it is worth taking advantage of it now.