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

89 Audemars Piguet Very Chic and Rare, Maxi Oval, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Roman Champagne Dial, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 5419BA

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 14,300

Model: Maxi Oval
Reference: 5419BA
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1972
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2121
Case N°: 72 487
Movement N°: 127 354
Dimensions: 35 x 41 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

A specialist in the manufacture of watches since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. Known mainly for the Royal Oak, the lot here offered is an unconventional and elegant creation by Audemars Piguet. The material used is mainly yellow gold, embodying the image of the perfect gentleman watch. The lot here offered is a noble and elegant “Maxi Oval” reference 5419BA, the typical shape that people used to wear in the first part of the century, with an unmistakable style. What you are looking at is one of the last examples of the “old-style” wristwatches. The maintenance of the two-body solid, polished, brushed case with 4 screws on the case back is really remarkable for its quality. The dial has the classic champagne color but with that touch of class represented by the painted black Roman numerals. These style elements with the thin hands and integrated leather strap that enters directly into the case give this watch a classic look and feel.