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
256 Audemars Piguet Elegant and Well Preserved, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Date and Silvered Dial
Estimate: € 8,000 – 16,000
Sold € 12,350
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 40 283
Movement N°: 96 115
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Audemars Piguet has always maintained a fine balance between their offerings of bold and audacious timepieces as well as the more classical, like the present lot. This vintage specimen presents a Calatrava-style face with center-sweep seconds. The stainless steel round case has a stepped smooth bezel and solid, straight and sharp lugs that characterize this appreciated model. The silvered dial is remarkable for conservation, beauty and simplicity, with only applied baton indexes in black and aperture for the date with a frame at 3 o’clock. The time is marked by sleek steel pencil hands. This model is set in motion by the self-winding Caliber 2072 cradled in the 36 mm steel case with water-resistant traits, evident through the screwed-down case back.