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
250 Omega Limited Edition and Iconic, “Louis Brandt”, Round Shape Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, With “Porcelain” Dial, N° 652
Estimate: € 8,000 – 16,000
Sold € 9,100
Model: Louis Brandt
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: N°652
Movement N°: 35333503
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Mainly renown for tool watches and always at the forefront being one of the first brands to dare, the quality of Omega products has reached high peaks also in the realization of creative watches. That is the case of the present lot, an unusual specimen for Omega’s design standards but definitely remarkable for its quality and appreciated by watches passionate. This watch was done in honor and as he dedicates to the first founder of the Omega house when he had not yet taken this name: Louis Brandt. In 1848 Louis Brandt, only 23 years old, opened a factory for the production of pocket watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds (canton Neuchâtel). The models produced there first bore his own name, ie “Louis Brandt,” on the dial. After the elder son Louis Paul entered 1877 the business, the company was called Louis Brandt & Fils. Louis Brandt died on July 5, 1879. The two sons Louis Paul and Cesar relocated the company in the same year to Biel, where it has its headquarters also today. From 1891 it was called Louis Brandt & Frère and at about the turn of the century, it adopted the later famous name Omega. This spectacular gold wristwatch with gadrooned bezel, “porcelain” ring dial, black enameled Roman numerals and minute track, indication of the date on a central rotating disc is a part of a very limited edition and it is engraved on the back with the number 652. Moreover this watch shows the 687 caliber through a transparent case back and is completed by a crown set with diamonds and a full yellow-gold bracelet that match the case perfectly.