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

83 Patek Philippe Outstanding and Rare, Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Black Dial, Arabic Numerals, Reference 5070

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 54,600

Model: Chronograph
Reference: 5070
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2000's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27-70 CHR
Case N°: 4 102 235
Movement N°: 3 146 734
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The reference 5070 was launched in 1998 and it was the first manual-wind, pure chronograph from Patek in over 30 years. Its nearest relative is the iconic Ref 1463. The Ref 5070 doesn’t look that much like its predecessor, particularly with a 42 mm case and a dramatically thick, stepped bezel: in fact it took the inspiration in part from another model, the Ref 2512. The piece here offered has been realized in 18k yellow gold and is preserved in great conditions. The most important feature is the spectacular dial with black color and the central time display uses thin, leaf-shaped hands. Next are two large sub-dials, so large that they each overlap the respective Arabic numbers both above and below. The perfect combination of gold case, black dial, gold lettering and gold details are sensational and this alone would be enough to make this watch unmissable.