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
218 Rolex Extremely Rare and Preserved in Remarkable Conditions, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, Diamond-Set Bezel and Diamond Baguette Indexes, With Platinum President “Big Logo” Bracelet, Reference 6613
Estimate: € 150,000 – 300,000
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Case N°: 483 014
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The Rolex reference 6613 is a more precious and extremely rare variation of the reference 6611 that replaced the reference 6511. The substantial difference is on a mechanical level, with the introduction of the new Microstella balance wheel with adjustment screw: this modification to the movement allows the Rolex Day-Date 6611 to boast the prestigious Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified qualification which attests its accuracy. It is the first model of the crowned house to be able to exhibit this coveted recognition since its predecessor instead exhibited the Officially Certified Chronometer caption. The 6613 here offered is extremely precious and sought after since an exceedingly limited production has been made of this model and very few other references 6613 can be found offered on the international auction market, which highlights the rarity and importance of the present watch. This specimen is even more precious since the platinum case has been preserved in almost mint conditions and so is the uber rare platinum “Big Logo” president bracelet. The silver pie-pan dial is in great conditions with a prefect patina that match the case and is completed by the ultra-rare thin baguette diamond-set indexes. This uncommon configuration of the dial could be expressly requested by the customer by paying a supplement on the normal price list. Without luminous dots at the hour markers like many other variations of the Rolex Day-Date, the calendar is another rarity: some Day-Dates were made for the Arab market, giving life to some of the most unusual and coveted ones someone can find. The apertures for the day and date are in Arabic, adding a further layer of rarity and complexity to this already historically significant Day-Date.