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
231 Audemars Piguet Very Rare and Highly Unusual, Oval shape, Squelette Wristwatch in White Gold, With Extract From the Archives, Reference 14842BC
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: D34527, N°21
Movement N°: 297861
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives and Delivery Box
This Audemars Piguet reference 14842BC features a skeletonized ultra-thin movement with open-worked gold plates visible from the front and back. Audemars Piguet is known for making skeletonized watches and ones with oval-shaped cases are extremely rare. This watch was intended for a man’s wrist when it debuted, but today it would be suitable for either a man or a lady. With its elongated oval shape, this watch actually fits very well in Audemars Piguet’s line-up of exquisite and creative dress watches: the white-gold case has been finely preserved with clear and deep hallmarks, serial numbers, including the number 21, shown on the back, meaning that the watch comes from a very limited production of specimens. According to the Archives of Audemars Piguet that comes with the lot, the present watch was sold on February 14, 1994, probably a fantastic gift for Valentine’s Day!