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
254 Rolex Highly Exclusive and Very Attractive, Daytona Chronograph, Wristwatch in 14k Yellow Gold, With Champagne Dial, Reference 6241
Estimate: € 180,000 – 360,000
Sold € 299,000
Case Material: 14kt Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 2 112 910
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Rolex released the first Daytona in 1963, named in occasion of the world-famous Daytona speedway in Florida. The first reference to be realized was the 6239 equipped with a caliber 72B and then the 722. Only 2 years after the launch of the 6239, in 1965 was also presented the 6241, with the same composition of her older sister but with the presence of a bezel made in black acrylic insert, the tachometer scale printed in white, available in stainless steel, 14k and 18k gold, it remained in production until 1969 and was fitted with the non-Oyster or non-screw down chronograph buttons and with optional silver, black or at an additional charge exotic format dial. The three-body water-resistant case in 14k yellow gold of the watch offered here is very well preserved, the acrylic bezel strikes for the untouched conservation matching the black color of the counters which contrasts perfectly the champagne color of the dial fully combining the color of the case and jubilee bracelet. Completed by its applied baton indexes, luminous dots and the DAYTONA writes at six’oclock this lot is the nom-plus-ultra for watch collectors in terms of both quality and rarity.