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
51 Rolex Valuable and Fine, Explorer, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Black Center Seconds Dial, With Box, Papers, Tag and 2 Additional Links, Reference 214 270
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 9,100
Case Material: Stainess Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 35WT8901
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers, Tag and 2 Additional Links
The Explorer history dates back to the references 6098 and 6150 in 1952, followed by the 6610 three years later. The reference 1016 arrived in 1959, the following were the ref. 14 270 the 114 270 and then the reference 214 270 presently offered. The most significant change is the increasing the size from 36 mm to 39 mm and in the lugs, both in their shape and their span. The newer reference brings a slight curvature to their termination, as well as a more even brush pattern that matches the end link of the bracelet, unlike the older model. More importantly, the distance between the lugs has been upgraded from 19 mm to 20 mm. Offered full set with also its original tag, this stainless steel wristwatch is sold in great condition. The DNA of the history of the model is undeniably present, but is a bit reinterpreted with a more modern twist, noticeable especially in the dial design, with its black configuration, big baton indexes and Arabic numerals.