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
48 Patek Philippe Iconic and Sought-after, Nautilus Power Reserve “Jumbo”, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Extract From the Archives and Service Invoice, Reference 3710/1
Estimate: € 60,000 – 120,000
Sold € 71,500
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 4 062 190
Movement N°: 3 148 464
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract From The Archives and Service Invoice
Reference 3710 was something new from the Nautilus collection that was in production from 1998 until 2006: it was the first Nautilus model to feature a complication, which until then had always been a time-only wristwatch. Exclusively produced in stainless steel until it was discontinued, the reference 3710/1A marked the first complication from all its predecessors since it was the first-ever Nautilus to have a complication other than the date function, it was an addition of a power reserve indicator. Coming from yet another great idea by Gerald Genta, the 3710/1A is fitted with a matte black dial and applied Roman numerals that are filled with luminous materials to aid reading of the time display in a darker shade. The power reserve complication, or IZR for Indication de Zone de Remontage, is displayed between 11 and 12 o’clock, a rather interesting placement adding to the charm of this lot. The present Nautilus is a superb representative of this exceedingly rare reference, its stainless steel case features a beautiful bezel and the bracelet as well is preserved perfectly, giving the watch a lot of character. Preserved in excellent overall condition, this further enhances its overall appeal and render it a highlight for the collector of rare timepieces. Moreover this watch is offered here with its extract from the archives confirming the materials, reference, case and caliber and a service invoice.