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
58 Bulgari Limited to 30 Pieces, Very Attractive, Flying Tourbillon Ultrapiatto Octo, Wristwatch in Titanium, With Box and Papers, Reference BGO 40T TBXT
Estimate: € 60,000 – 120,000
Sold € 78,000
Model: Octo Tourbillon
Reference: BGO 40T TBXT
Case Material: Titanium
Bracelet Material: Titanium
Caliber: BVL 268
Case N°: BU1KIT1
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers, Additional Rubber Strap, Loupe and Gloves
There is no doubt that Octo Finissimo has brought Bulgari into a new height since it was introduced in 2014. Instantaneously recognizable by a glimpse of its contour, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo collection became the brand’s state-of-the-art model and marked a new paradigm for the world of contemporary watchmaking. The ultra-thin movement, completely developed, produced and assembled by its own brand is now no stranger to any watch collectors. The lot here offered is surely an incredible testament of high craftsmanship and technology considering its beauty and outstanding movement. The case is in masculine black titanium and preserved remarkably while the skeletonized architecture of the dial makes this timepiece spectacular, with hands, subsidiary dials and outer minutes track in colorful red. Anyway is the tourbillon movement, the real star of the watch. The tourbillon dates back to the early 19th century and is one of the most ingenious devices invented by watchmakers to improve the accuracy of mechanical watches. It allows to cancel the alterations of the isochronism of the balance wheel caused by the earth’s gravity. The complexity of the mechanism and the extremely small dimensions of the tourbillon still make it one of the most sophisticated expressions of the watchmaking art today. Bulgari has responded to the recent revival of tourbillon watches with a series of beautiful watches, all equipped with this complication, such as this lot. The Bulgari manufacture has pushed the limits of technique and demonstrated its world-class know-how by creating a new ultra-thin tourbillon movement with a thickness of only 1.95 mm, the caliber BVL 268, manually wound movement equipped with an ultra-thin flying tourbillon. The watch is also offered with box, papers and additional rubber strap.