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

86 Patek Philippe Very Rare and Fine, Open Face Pocket Watch in Steel, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 728

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 5,460

Model: Pocket Watch
Reference: 738
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1942
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 17–210
Case N°: 508 024
Movement N°: 881562
Dimensions: 54 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The elegance and virtue of a pocket watch is timeless. Moreover if the pocket watch has been manufactured by the Swiss brand Patek Philippe. Despite being a time-only watch, the present open-face specimen is absolutely fascinating in its simplicity. The circular case with inclined stepped, rounded bezel and snap-on back is totally in steel and is still in very appealing conditions. The brushed silver dial presents painted black Breguet numerals, raised gold round indexes, subsidiary second at 6 o’clock and yellow Breguet hands. The movement is a caliber 17–210, cut bimetallic compensation balance. The lot is offered with the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in steel in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 23 June 1947.