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
4 Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine, Oyster, Perpetual Date Automatic Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, Red Khanjar Logo, Made for the Sultanate of Oman, Reference 1500
Estimate: € 7,000 – 14,000
Sold € 27,300
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 2 540 915
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Date, Superlative Chronometer Official Certified, the present watch is a spectacular example of reference 1500 for a watch lover. The word Oyster was firstly used by Rolex in 1926 when they created the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch and, moreover, the word Perpetual was fundamental because gave enormous fame to the brand with the crown since it was the first watch with an automatic movement. This very beautiful 1500 not only is an automatic watch with a waterproof case but also an object which combines a magnificent style and design. The bezel resumes the same style as the bracelet and is optimally preserved as its tonneau case in yellow gold. The silver dial is very uncommon to find and offers the rare red Khanjar logo while the large window for the date at 3 o’clock with the cyclops lens breaks the balance of the shape of the dial with its massive numbers. Created upon a special order from the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Qaboos bin Said al Said in the early 1970s, the present example of Rolex Date was part of a small request of exclusive timepieces. With the typical width of the ’70s, period in which the timepiece has been manufactured, it is offered in outstanding condition as demonstrated by the Sticker Rolex still on the case back, this watch is perfectly matching the request of a customer in search of a beautiful and sporting object.