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

78 Rolex Rare and Attractive, Cellini, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Diamond and Mother-of-Pearl Dial, Made for the Sultanate of Oman, Reference 5071

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 11,050

Model: Cellini
Reference: 5071
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1981
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 1601
Case N°: 6947259
Dimensions: 32 × 24 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The Cellini, whose name is inspired by the Italian Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini, celebrates the timeless elegance of traditional timepieces with a contemporary twist. In the years, this collection has been able to combine the best of Rolex’s experience and criteria for perfection with an approach that values the watchmaking heritage in its most timeless form. The lines of the Cellini model are sober and refined, the materials noble, the finishes luxurious, every detail is elaborated in compliance with the codes of watchmaking art. The perfect representation of these concepts, the reference 5071 here offered is an absolutely fascinating creation and a very rare specimen due to its almost unique configuration. The two body case with snap-on has been manufactured in yellow gold, with a very essential lay out that leaves no space to exaggerations. On the opposite site, the dial is incredible and epitome of glitz and prestige: it is embellished with stripes of dark mother-of-pearl, yellow-gold channels and lines of diamonds. Preserved in remarkable conditions, the watch shows deep hallmarks and engravings on the back where is also depicted the iconic Khanjar logo. Engraved and painted in red enamel, this logo means that the watch has been manufactured under the specific request of the Sultanate of Oman.