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

36 Cartier Catching and Precious, Art Deco Lady’s Rectangular Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Onyx and Diamond-Set Case

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 16,900

Model: Baguette
Case Material: Platinum, Yellow Gold, Diamonds and Onyx
Bracelet Material: Ribbon Strap
Year: 1920's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 21203 - 6806 - 14 078
Dimensions: 19 × 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, Cartier’s house was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry and watches making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. A rare women’s vintage cocktail Art Deco dress watch, this exceptionally lovely and rare piece is an unusual variant on the rectangular theme often seen in the Cartier Tank family. Featuring distinctive diamonds and striking onyx lugs and case indeed has been manufactured in full platinum, Cartier’s favorite material. With the classic silver dial with Roman numerals, black silk strap and deployant buckle this timepiece is extremely rare to come by, especially as it’s in such a wonderful condition. Set with diamonds throughout, the Art Deco style signed Cartier and the yellow back with serial numbers engraved make this a unique potential addition to one’s collection.