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

7 Corum Rare and Elegant, Buckingham, Square Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Bird’s Feather Dial, Reference 57 181

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 7,800

Model: Buckingham
Reference: 57181
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 122 411
Movement N°: 103 600
Dimensions: 39 × 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Corum was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by Gaston Ries and his nephew, René Bannwart in 1955. The name comes from the Latin word “quorum”, which denotes the minimum number of persons required to approve a decision. This particular watch made by the brand presents the classic design of the famous Buckingham model, but adds to the already elegant yellow-gold case a special carved decoration and cabochon. The dial uses the vertical zebra texture of the bird’s feather to contrast with the horizontal striped structure of the edges. Equipped with a manual winding mechanical movement, the case conditions are excellent and all the engravings and numbers on the case back are clearly visible.