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
232 Longines Fine and Attractive, 30CH Chronograph Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Multiscale Color Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 7415, Published in Paul White’s Book “I Cronografi da Polso”
Estimate: € 6,000 – 12,000
Sold € 6,500
Model: Flyback Chronograph
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 13 547 638
Movement N°: 13 547 638
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract From the Archives
Literature: This specific watch is published in Paul White’s Book "I Cronografi da Polso - Volume 2" at Page 78 and 80
The 30CH caliber was equipped on watches with more sporty design if compared to the previous one, following the fashions and demands of the post Second World War society. The request of solid cases reliable and with a good aesthetic taste led Longines to create some very sophisticated and dressy versions of wristwatches such as the present wristwatch. This lot is a reference 7415-3 and has been manufactured in 18k pink gold, in contrast to the preference for steel for that time, and it seems it has almost never been worn considering the almost perfect conditions of the circular water-resistant-type case with screw back and two round chronograph buttons in the band. The dial as well is gorgeous with silvered brushed color, applied gold baton numerals, Arabic five minute divisions, outer red telemeter and blue tachometer scales, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register. Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 13 August 1968 to the company S.F.L. (Société Française Longines), which was at that time the Longines agent in France.