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
69 Omega Unusual and Special, Constellation Electroquartz, Wristwatch in White Gold, Silvered Dial, Integrated Bracelet, Reference 391.0001 BC
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Sold € 29,900
Model: Constellation Electroquartz
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Case N°: 8 344 008
Movement N°: 31 736 695
Dimensions: 30 × 51 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Mainly renown for tool watches and always at the forefront being one of the first brands to dare, the quality of Omega products has reached high peaks also in the realization of creative watches. That is the case of the present lot, an unusual specimen for Omega’s design standards but definitely remarkable for its quality and appreciated by watches passionate. The model Constelation “ELECTROQUARTZ” offered here represents a much more massive and heavy piece compared to the classic Omega production. This rare watch is part of the most expensive gentlemen’s watches in the Omega range for that age and it was designed by Andrew Grima for Omega. In the 1960s and 1970s, Andrew Grima was one of the world’s most famous jewelry designers. In 1969, Omega ordered a watch collection from Andrew Grima. Grima agreed only on the condition that Omega did not impose any restrictions on appearance and technology. Inspired by the About Time collection, Andrew Grima and Omega jointly designed a smaller and more reduced collection of watches for serial production. The watches were designed in gold for the Constellation collection. The lot offered here strikes for its solid rectangular case with inclined ends, back secured with four screws still retains its original conditions as the tile-type integrated bracelet all in 18 kt white gold. The dial is very particular with a brushed silver color with baton hour indexes and hands, Omega’s logo on the red medallion at 12 and completed with the “Omega” applied signature at 6.