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

6 Omega Unusual and Attractive, Constellation, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Champagne Dial, Integrated Bracelet, Reference 353.0016

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Model: Costellation
Reference: 353.0016
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1970's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 712
Case N°: 8294-098
Movement N°: 26515302
Dimensions: 29 × 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Ultra-thin movement has long been a trademark of superior watchmaking, made possible by the finest craftsmanship and precision technology. In the years, very few manufactures have been tempted to produce these types of movements, as these somewhat delicate constructions are within the technical capability of only the best watchmaking companies. Among them, surely stand out the Omega Constellation men’s ultra-thin family, charming and cool dress watches of the 60’s and 70’s. Absolutely elegant, the present specimen of reference 353.0016 boost the ultra-thin caliber 712, part of the thinnest automatic series Omega has ever produced. Housed in a solid yellow-gold rectangular case with integrated bracelet, the watch is incredibly well preserved with a very nice ante litteram “frosted” decoration. The champagne dial recalls the color of the case, with applied black baton numerals and hands. The watch is, furthermore, fitted with a tiger’s eye crown, which gradually changes in color throughout. While this detail may be easily missed, it is instantly recognizable to the discerning eye.