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
52 Rolex Innovative and Colorful, Left Winding Crown GMT Master II, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Green and Black Ceramic Bezel, With Box and Papers, Reference 126720VTNR
Estimate: € 18,000 – 36,000
Sold € 24,700
Model: GMT Master II
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: Z52V6961
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear and, depending on the model, are perfectly suited for numerous sports and other activities. Built to last, these watches are characterized by an unmistakable and timeless aesthetic. The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is the perfect timepiece for those who love to travel the world. Always faithful to history, Rolex, during the almost 70-year history of the GMT Master, has not brought any sensational innovations to one of its flagship models except for variations in the color of the bezel, materials or the development of calibres. Yet in 2022 Rolex amazed the world by presenting a decidedly revolutionary model for several reasons. It was the 126720VTNR, exactly like the example offered here. The peculiarity of this version concerns the winding crown and the crown protection shoulders, positioned on the left side of the case instead of on the right: a feature that has led the watch to be nicknamed “lefty”. Obviously, the date window, dominated by the Cyclope magnifying glass, is also located on the left and occupies the position at 9 o’clock. Not only that, however, because in this new version, made of Oystersteel, the disc on the Cerachrom bezel catches the eye with the two-tone green and black ceramic, a color combination never before adopted on this model. The watch is powered by the caliber 3285, the latest generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3285 is a Certified Swiss Chronometer, a title reserved for watches of superior precision that have successfully passed the COSC test (Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres). Offered in new condition, this watch features the Jubilee bracelet, which is often highly appreciated by collectors, and comes with the original box and guarantee.