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
87 Audemars Piguet Fancy and Fine, Royal Oak Quartz, Wristwatch in White Gold and Diamonds, Mother-of-Pearl Petal Dial, Extract from the Archives, Reference 67605BC
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 21,450
Model: Royal Oak Lady
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: F44708, N°0074
Movement N°: 615543
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
Audemars Piguet can be placed within the Olympus of Swiss watchmaking alongside Patek Philippe or Breguet given its more than 130 years of history and the production of top-level and high-quality pieces. Audemars Piguet dedicated itself to the creation of specific women’s watches based on the example of the iconic Royal Oak model, and here there is another example, reference 67605BC in white-gold N° 0074. For the first 20 years, the famous octagonal watch exclusively sported metal bracelets. In this field as in many others, purists considered this attribute untouchable, even sacred. For the record, in 1978, the first Royal Oak quartz watches gave up the octagonal bezel and its mechanical movement, while retaining the tapering metal bracelet. In 1992, the Royal Oak was nevertheless fitted with its first leather strap under the reference 14 800. This reference 67605BC has a white-gold case fully with diamonds that match perfectly its curved octagonal Royal Oak shape with diamond-set too. The small size of this case, 33 mm in diameter, is offset by a special Mother-of-Pearl Petal Design Dial with Diamond Dial Markers for the hours and the Date at 3 o’clock. A timeless piece for women whom they like to wear small traditional watches to be used for elegant events.