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
241 Hermes Limited Edition to 75 Pieces, Highly Attractive, Dressage, Wristwatch in Platinum, Mother-of-Pearl Dial, Made to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Hermes, With Box, Hygrometer and Papers
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 13,000
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N°44/75
Dimensions: 46 × 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Hygrometer
From 1928 to the 1950s, Hermès employed Swiss watchmaker Universal Genève as the brand’s first and exclusive designer of timepieces, producing a line of men’s wristwatches and women’s Art Deco cuff watches in various materials. After 75 years in 2003 Hermès, the well-known Parisian fashion accessory house, is marking two important anniversaries in its watchmaking business, the first watch made under the Hermès brand sold in Paris 75 years before and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of La Montre Hermès, inaugurated in 1978 with the opening of its own workshops in Biel, Switzerland, in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry. To commemorate it Hermes launched a new hand-crafted, precision, self-winding mechanical watch collection called “Dressage”, but also a limited edition in platinum. These special anniversary editions are engraved on the back with the words “75′ anniversaire de la montre Hermès 1928-2003.” The platinum version is limited to 75 pieces. The perfect platinum tonneau-form case with raised bezel, sapphire crystal and display back secured by 4 screws house an Automatic Hermes p1928 caliber with 55 hours of power reserve. The dial is beautiful with its mother-of-pearl, applied circled Arabic numerals and aperture for date at 3. It comes in a presentation box of India’s rosewood that can also be used as a cigar box thanks to its cedar interior, humidifier, and hygrometer.