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
5 Breguet Exceptional and Limited Edition, Number 51/300, Souscription Set, in Platinum, Composed of a Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch and a Self-Winding Pocket Watch, With Box and Papers
Estimate: € 120,000 – 250,000
Sold € 175,500
Model: Souscription Set
Reference: 3430 - 1819
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Movement: Manual - Automatic
Case N°: N°051
Movement N°: 77
Dimensions: 37 mm - 62 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
Over two centuries after the foundation of the brand, Breguet decided to launch a special set made in a limited series of 300 pieces in yellow, white, pink gold or platinum that captures the true spirit of the company’s founder, horological genius Abraham-Louis Breguet. It was 1991 when the Subscription Set was officially revealed to the world: composed of two watches in platinum, a minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch and a beautiful large pocket watch, the epitome of Breguet style. The set here offered is number 51 of this very scarce series and considering the scholars could be one of only 15 sets ever produced in this material. The wristwatch reference 3430 is created in a very classic style with all the characteristics of the perpetual calendar harmoniously displayed on the guilloché dial. Surely, the most attractive and precious complication of this wristwatch is the minute repeater and its magnificent sound capable of reproducing hours, quarters and minutes. Together with the wristwatch comes an extremely sophisticated and complex pocket watch reference 1819. The beautiful decoration and intricacy of the movement can easily be appreciated through the large display case back of the timepiece. Taking inspiration from some historically important Breguet perpetual pocket watches from the late 18th century, it features a hammer-winding mechanism. Absolutely precious and definitely rare, this set is an almost unique opportunity to purchase a piece of history.