Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

54 Franck Muller Attractive and Charming, Casablanca, Wristwatch in White Gold, Dual Time, Enamel Dial, Reference 2852WW

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 14,300

Model: Casablanca
Reference: 2852 WW
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1998
Movement: Automatic
Case N°: N°18
Dimensions: 30 × 43 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers

Timepieces created by Franck Muller offer quintessential aesthetics and exceptional finishing on every component. The level of care lavished upon them in their workshops makes Franck Muller watch truly exceptional. They are at the pinnacle of the art of watchmaking. From the beginning, Franck Muller disrupted centuries of classic time display: the Crazy Hours watches have the numbers thrown on the dial in a (not) random order. Being completely independent and having all the disciplines available in the house (referring to the dials’ topic), Franck Muller can easily play with ideas. Virtual unlimited variations can be created without the need for an external company. The model here offered is a very unusual creation, which presents the characteristics that usually make a watch extremely collectable and sought after: the GMT complication and an enamel dial. Using its iconic and distinctive tonneau case shape, the white-gold body is nicely preserved with very crisp and deep engravings on the back. The dial is absolutely remarkable with gorgeous vivid blue guilloché background with painted pink-gold stylized Arabic numerals, inner 24-hour ring dial with red Arabic numerals for the second time zone, concentric cloisonné enamel depicting Oceania. The pink gold double spade hands indicate the time while the serpentine hand with a blue arrow indicates the 24-hour second time zone. Furthermore, the watch comes with its original box and papers.