Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

208 Patek Philippe Elegant and Chic, Calatrava, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Pink Dial, Reference 1513

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 14,300

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 1513
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 12–120
Case N°: 661 771
Movement N°: 967 164
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

From an artistic point of view, the ’50 and ’60s are represented by the movement developed in America of Abstract Expressionism whose major exponents are Mark Rothko and, of course, Jackson Pollock. This movement takes its name from the combination of the emotional and self-expressive intensity of its works of art able to communicate an image of rebellion, anarchic and highly idiosyncratic. On the other side of the ocean, in Switzerland, Patek Philippe was not minimally affected by this current and instead keeping carrying on intact and solid its ideas of linearity and refinement. Exponent of this idea is the here offered reference 1513, which was launched in 1941 and it was possible to purchase with the seconds at 6 o’clock or with sweep center seconds. Its very thin and elegant case is the perfect representation of Patek’s way of intending a wristwatch that could fit a male wrist for gala occasions: subtile, with curved concave lugs and small bezel, the pink-gold case is finely preserved with still visible hallmarks. The dial is beautiful with its pink color that matches the case and is completed by the applied baton indexes for hours and dot for the minutes, subsidiary seconds at six o’clock and dauphine hands.