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
26 Patek Philippe Very Elegant and Fine, Calatrava, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Stepped Down Turned Lugs and Silvered Subsidiary Seconds Dial, Reference 2452
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 10,400
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 669 164
Movement N°: 957931
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
With an evident recall to the iconic Calatrava from the ’50s, the present model 2452 by Patek Philippe was launched in 1949 and this lot is one of the first series equipped with the caliber 10 ″ 200. The second series featuring caliber 12″’400, started production in 1950 and was discontinued around 1958. With regards to case design, the mid-century provides a veritable explosion form. The lot here offered is a very nice and elegant specimen in yellow gold. The two body case with snap on the back and concave bezel is very nice with deep hallmarks on the band and under the stepped downturned fluted curved lugs. The dial is silvered with applied yellow-gold baton and dart indexes, Arabic numerals at 12, painted outer minute markers, subsidiary seconds dial and yellow feuille hands.