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
222 Cartier Very Fine and Rare, Limited Edition of 200 Pieces, Pasha, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Arabian Numbers, Made for the Middle Eastern Market, With Warranty, Reference WSPA0022
Estimate: € 6,000 – 12,000
Sold € 15,600
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 4266 - 259101AX
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Warranty and Additional Strap
Cartier de Pasha pays tribute to the Pasha of Marrakech Thami El Glaoui, a lover of fine watchmaking and a lifelong customer of Louis Cartier. The reference was launched in 1985, designed by none other than the legend Gerald Genta himself. Although the case design was large and masculine, the dial boasted Cartier’s timeless elegance. Over the past 35 years, we have seen several versions of the Pasha de Cartier with various complications, keeping that elegance and charm that has always distinguished it. The present Pasha in steel is one of the newest modern iterations of the model when it was reintroduced in 2019. Bearing some unusual features, such as a desirable green guilloché dial with four Arabian numerals, the present example was made as an exclusive limited edition of 200 pieces for the Middle Eastern market. Definitely unusual and, in some ways, groundbreaking, this watch perfectly fits the wrist and shines thanks to its degradè dial that matches with the green cabochon attached to the case by a small chain. The distinctive Pasha watch stands out, while at the same time, respects the Cartier watchmaking tradition and the present lot is absolutely elegant and collectable, also thanks to its original warranty and additional green strap with Cartier deployant.