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

255 Patek Philippe Very Elegant and Precious, Nautilus, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Diamond-Set Dial, Bezel and Bracelet, With Certificate of Origin, Reference 4700/005

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 4700/005
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Year: 1987
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: E19C
Case N°: 2826389
Movement N°: 1528257
Dimensions: 26 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Certificate of Origin, Booklets, Leater Wallet and 2 Additional Links

The Nautilus model today is an iconic model, be it for a woman or a man, with complications or time only, this model is now one of the most appreciated of all the history of horology. The Nautilus first saw light in 1976, coming from yet another great idea by Gerald Genta who firstly drew this iconic model while he was eating in a restaurant. This particular model offered here is a very rare and unusual reference 4700 realized in yellow gold with bracelet and quartz movement. The conditions of preservation of the whole watch are extremely nice and to add further appeal to a model already extremely sought after in recent years is the precious bezel made of brilliant-cut diamonds. The union of diamonds with the yellow-gold structure of the entire watch gives more preciousness to a simply perfect object for a woman’s wrist. The champagne dial with horizontal channels with which this 4700 is equipped is a classic for a Nautilus but the eleven diamond indexes for the hours are a feature that is very difficult to find. The entire watch comes with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds 0.38K and outer 230 diamonds 1.12K, the bracelet recalls the decoration of the bezel with its original factory set embellished with 176 diamonds. Moreover, this lot is also still provided with its certificate of origin confirming movement, material and its sale on the 15th of May 1991, booklets and leather wallet.