Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

239 Cartier Iconic and Very Attractive, Crash, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Diamond Set Case, Reference 3248

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 66,300

Model: Crash
Reference: 3248
Case Material: Pink Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2013
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9770
Case N°: 23792PX
Dimensions: 47 × 22 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Whether inspired by a watch damaged in a car crash, as the legend says, or the result of the incredible creativity and craft of Cartier London, it is indisputable the Crash is nowadays considered one of the most sought-after models on the market. The Cartier Crash was first introduced in late 1967, available only in yellow gold and sold exclusively at the Cartier Boutique London. At the time, Cartier Paris, Cartier London and Cartier New York were operated separately as they were in the hands of different owners. This lot has been manufactured in 18k pink gold with hooded lugs, bezel sets with diamonds, diamond-set winding crown, exaggerated silvered dial with Roman numerals, secret signature at 7, blued steel hands, asymmetric case and completed by the Cartier buckle.