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
41 Vacheron Constantin Elegant and Sophisticated, Calatrava-Style, Automatic Wristwatch, in White Gold, Diamond-Set Indexes Dial, Reference 63 780
Estimate: € 8,000 – 16,000
Sold € 15,600
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 406 769
Movement N°: 576 326
Dimensions: 35.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Vacheron Constantin, one of the watch brands most appreciated by fans for its desire to always improve. From 1755, years when Jean-Marc Vacheron founded the company in Geneva, the firm has experimented and given life to high-level innovations such as the world’s first horological complication (1770) while nine years later it designed the first engine-turned dial. In 1819 firstly appeared the double name of Vacheron & Constantin but only in 1970, the company officially changed its name to Vacheron Constantin. Around 10 years earlier, the company gave birth to a nice example of watch, with Calatrava-style case, produced in white gold with screw back now here at auction. The whole conditions of the watch are absolutely nice, the silver dial is immaculate, with applied very rare and precious diamond indexes composed of 8 brilliant cut and 4 baguette cut diamonds. This humble Calatrava is arguably the quintessential Vacheron dress watch.