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
213 Audemars Piguet Fine and Rare, Fancy Lugs, Round Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Champagne Dial
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Model: Fancy Lugs
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 51 960
Movement N°: 51 960
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Connect Audemars Piguet to the solo albeit iconic, Royal Oak is rather simplistic. Before the advent of the model designed by Gerald Genta in 1970 and in all its more than 140 years of history, Audemars Piguet has always played a leading role in the world of watchmaking for its highly complicated watches equipped with numerous complications such as calendars or moon phases but also for some very elegant dress watches. The present handsome and classic mid-century Audemars Piguet time only offered here is surprising in all its essentiality. This lot has been manufactured in the 1940s and presents the classic size, for the time, of the case with 33 mm. The elegant and thin case is decorated with uncommon long faceted lugs. Fully realized in 18k yellow gold, it has been admirably preserved and is equipped with an extremely fine and original Audemars Piguet movement. The lovely champagne dial is in overall pleasing conditions: the original color has been nicely preserved with applied dots and Roman numerals in yellow gold. The entire composition leaves no space for imagination but remains faithful to the essentiality with the mere presence of thin hands in gold for hours and minutes and the counter at six o’clock for the seconds. This one is true fine watch for the real connoisseurs of tasteful timepieces of the mid century.