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

66 Rolex Rare, Iconic and in Exceptional Conditions, Daytona, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel and Gold, Black “Inverted 6” Dial, With Box and Papers, Reference 116 523, Published in Pucci Papaleo’s Book “Daytona Perpetual”

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 35,100

Model: Daytona
Reference: 116523
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 2005
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 4130
Case N°: D153946
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Tag
Literature: This specific watch is published in Pucci Papaleo’s Book “Daytona Perpetual” at page 210

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers and is highly sought after by celebrities, famous athletes, and hip-hop stars alike. With its highly reliable chronograph this model allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometers or miles per hour, as they choose. The present watch in stainless steel and yellow-gold casing with tachymetric scale engraved bezel and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is in extremely good conditions. Still offering the original Rolex sticker on the back, the watch shows the typical oxidation of the gold coming from its sporadic use. The black dial is simply stunning considering the very nice configuration with applied baton hour markers and the rare inverted 6 in the counters at 9 o’clock which make this watch very fascinating and desirable. An Oyster bracelet with high-polish center links and an Oysterlock clasp accompany the case, creating an irresistible design. Furthermore, the watch still offers the original box, warranty, booklets and tag. Last but not least, this very watch is the one that Mr. Pucci Papaleo, one of the most (if not THE most) prominent watches’ book publisher, has decided to insert in its colossal “Perpetual Daytona” book, at page 210.