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
46 Patek Philippe Attractive and Elegant, Calatrava, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, White Porcelain Dial, With Certificate of Origin, Reference 3919
Estimate: € 6,000 – 12,000
Sold € 11,050
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 2994759
Movement N°: 1 853 294
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Certificate of Origin, Booklets and Leather Wallet
Reference 3919, the “Clou de Paris” Calatrava, was in production from 1985 until 2006 and available in all three gold colors, with different bracelet and dial styles. Mainly renown among passionate for its hobnail pattern bezel that frames elegantly around the time-only dial, the production of this reference was split into three series. Part of the second series bearing a 1.8m serial, the present timepiece has a unique case with lugs and a solid section that anchors the lugs to the case, completed by sapphire crystal and crown signed with the Calatrava Cross. The white porcelain dial with Roman numbers and blackened hands and subsidiary seconds dial is also in surprising conditions considering it’s almost 30 years of age. The caliber is the 215 PS movement, an engineering marvel, one of the most highly jeweled calibers for a time-only watch produced by Patek Philippe. The present lot is offered in an attractive appearance and enhanced by the Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the movement, case material, caliber, reference and its sale on the 9th of December 1996.