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
35 Rolex Fine and Attractive, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Gold, With “UAE” Armed Force Logo, Reference 16 013
Estimate: € 4,000 – 8,000
Sold € 15,600
Case Material: Stainess Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainess Steel and Yellow Gold
Case N°: 8 241 219
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
For decades, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust has always been the modern archetype of the classic men’s wristwatch. The present example of Rolex Datejust is a reference 16 013 which means that it has been manufactured with double material stainless steel and yellow gold. The three-body case with screw down back and gold crown has an 18k yellow-gold reeded bezel and a crystal with cyclops lens, it is great for its quality and so is the jubilee bracelet in steel with inner links in gold. The silver dial with applied gold baton indexes, outer minutes/seconds divisions, date aperture and luminous dot is incredibly fresh and well preserved. Moreover the dial presents an unusual logo at 6 o’clock: the “UAE Armed Forces” Hawk as a special order for governments or prominent royals. Rolex watches have long been favored by Sheiks, army officials and the ruling party in the Middle East.