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
39 Audemars Piguet Very Elegant and Tasteful, Royal Oak, Wristwatch in Steel, White Enamel Porcelain Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 5594ST
Estimate: € 35,000 – 70,000
Sold € 35,100
Model: Royal Oak
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: B96968, N°245
Movement N°: 269779
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Copy Extract from the Archives and Service Box
Launched at Baselworld in 1972, the Royal Oak represented a real novelty in the Audemars universe as it was the brand’s first true sporting pride. The origin of the name has distant roots, namely from the tree under which King Charles of England was hidden to save his life, which was called Royal Oak. The present example is a beautiful, automatic example of the ref. 5594 with Day, Date and Moon Phases. This lot is really beautiful in all its aspect, from the steel bracelet with original AP deployant, passing to the case with the octagonal bezel and 8 gold screws, till finish with the white enamel porcelain dial decorated with painted Roman indexes, two subsidiaries for the date and days of the week, aperture for the moon phases at 6 and completed by the baton hands. All confirmed by its Extract from the Archives, the distinctive design of this watch has now become extremely sought after and recognizable and the present lot with its sporty look is perfect for every occasion, furthermore, this specific dial configuration is extremely rare, very rarely seen on the market considering the fragile nature of the enamel. Indeed the Roman indexes are painted and not applied in order to avoid any possibilities of fractures.