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
56 Rolex Charismatic and Rare, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Satin-Finish Case, Diamonds Dial and Bezel, Reference 1807
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 16,900
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 3552881
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Rolex is known in the world of vintage watch collecting for being one of the brands that most dared with intriguing designs. The Day-Date wristwatches are among one of the most iconic timepieces from the 20th century. Offering a wide array of materials, textures and sizes over the years, Rolex introduced the celebrated reference 1800 series in the early 1960s, which enjoyed a prosperous production spanning over 18 years before it was discontinued. The considerable variety of models (think of the “bark” finish or the rare smooth bezel) and materials allows you to configure numerous variants suitable to satisfy the most diverse tastes. The one here offered is a charming and precious version of reference 1807 with diamonds bezel. Upon close inspection one will notice the subtile, yet evident satin finish that spreads all over the 36 mm yellow-gold case, a rarity much appreciated among collectors. The peculiarity of the case is also increased by the lavish diamond set bezel. The champagne dial recalls the same motif of the whole watch matching a satin background and a diamond set indexes, further embellished with black text and English calendar. Preserved in fine and nice conditions, this watch is absolutely a rare gem to purchase.