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

21 Patek Philippe Fine and Elegant, Calatrava, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Screw Back Case, Reference 2532

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 13,000

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 2532
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 12–400
Case N°: 675 189
Movement N°: 721 664
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Introduced in the market in 1952, the ref. 2532 was in production for only 5 years until 1956 and was available in all the three gold colors, with a total output estimated at around 300 pieces. Together with its sister with center seconds (reference 2533) are the smaller version of the celebrated reference 565, whose water-resistant-type case is only one millimeter larger in diameter than this model. Absolutely elegant and timeless, it represents one of the most representative designs of the style that made Patek famous all over the world. The lot here offered is a very nice specimen made in yellow gold of the reference 2532. In perfect Calatrava-style, the solid case with stepped case and screw-down, waterproof back is very nicely preserved with solid concave solid lugs and deep hallmarks. The manual winding caliber 12–400 is protected by the dust cover steel cap. The matte silver dial has applied yellow-gold baton indexes, outer perlage minute track, subsidiary seconds dial and yellow gold dauphine hands.