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

33 Rolex Highly Attractive and Very Rare, Daytona Chronograph, Wristwatch in Steel, “Solo Rolex” Black Matte Dial, Reference 6240, Published in Pucci Papaleo’s Book “Ultimate Rolex Daytona” With Confirming Letter by Pucci

Estimate: € 100,000 –⁠ 200,000

Sold € 205,400

Model: Daytona
Reference: 6240
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1965
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 72B
Case N°: 1269491
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Letter by Pucci Papaleo Confirming the Presence of This Watch in the Book “Ultimate Rolex Daytona”
Literature: This specific watch is published in Pucci Papaleo’s Book "Ultimate Rolex Daytona" at Page 320-323

In production between 1965 and 1969, reaching a meager total of around 1700 examples as scholars estimate, the Rolex Cosmograph reference 6240 was the new addiction to the Daytona family with some interesting characteristics. It was only available in stainless steel and fitted with the newly introduced black acrylic bezel. Moreover, at the time of its launch, it was the first Daytona wristwatch to be fitted with water-resistant screw down pushers. Also known as “Millerighe” (1000 lines), thanks to their more subtile reading compared to later generations, these pushers are made of nickel-plated brass and represent the recognition detail for the 6240. The present watch is distinguished by its early a very rare “Solo” Rolex. Not much is known about these uncommon “Solo”, but experts have speculated that a small number of early Refs. 6240 models (in the serial number range of 1.2 million to 1.4 million) were fitted with these dials. The present one is also more interesting considering the gorgeous and well preserved black matte dial. The stainless steel case of the historical reference is offered in exceptionally original condition. Further preciousness is the fact that this very watch is the one that Mr. Pucci Papaleo, one of the most (if not THE most) prominent watches’ book publisher, has decided to insert in its colossal “Ultimate Rolex Daytona” book, as confirmed by a letter signed by Mr. Papaleo himself.