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
207 Patek Philippe Absolutely Precious and Very Desirable, Nautilus, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Diamonds-Set Bezel, Bracelet and Ceramic Index Dial, With Extract From the Archives, Reference 3800/5
Estimate: € 60,000 – 120,000
Sold € 71,500
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Case N°: 2929434
Movement N°: 3023434
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
The Patek Philippe Nautilus family has flourished over the years since its initial introduction in 1976 offering collectors a wide array of materials, sizes and complications. In production from 1981 to 2001, the Nautilus 3800 is in almost all aspects similar to its older sibling, the original Nautilus reference 3700, other than its size, being slightly more retrained at 37.5 mm as opposed to the 42 mm of the other one. A mid-size version of the famous 3700 “jumbo” Nautilus, this attractive and desirable Nautilus 3800/5 is a fantastic and very wearable alternative, particularly for those with smaller wrists. Despite being a smaller size, the 3800 was considerably more expensive than the 3700 when released, perhaps due to its seconds-hand and date complication. Moving further away from the idea of a sports watch, the present yellow-gold Nautilus is embellished with a luxurious touch. Encircled by three brilliant rows of diamonds all around the bezel, the present ref. 3800/5 is fitted with a stunning white ceramic dial (as confirmed by the extract) with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds gracefully decorating every hour marker. Moreover, the bracelet as well is embellished in the central links with brilliant cut diamonds. Presented in beautiful condition, this watch is a wonderful opportunity for those looking for a rare and special configuration of a most sought-after and legendary watch.