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
91 Girard Perregaux Highly Attractive and Charming, Laureato Skeleton “Earth to Sky”, Automatic Wristwatch in Black Ceramic, Skeletonized Dial, With Warranty, Reference 81015-32
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Sold € 39,000
Model: Laureato Skeleton Earth to Sky
Case Material: Black Ceramic
Bracelet Material: Black Ceramic
Caliber: GP 1800
Case N°: N°136
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Warranty and Additional Links
Considering the high use of black ceramic in modern watchmaking, it was quite surprising that Girard Perregaux had not yet used it for its flagship model. That where prayers were finally answered: for the first time in its history, the Laureato Skeleton is presented in a new version made entirely of black ceramic. Debuted in 1975, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato is one of the brand’s most enjoyed timepiece among aficionados. Designed by the watchmakers of the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture as an ode to fine mechanics, the Laureato Skeleton offers a glimpse deep into the heart of its magnificent automatic caliber thanks to its impressive openworked components, all decorated by hand in an original and contemporary manner. Revealing the beautiful architecture of its automatic movement, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton Earth to Sky, like the lot here offered, is cloaked in an extremely well-finished black ceramic case measuring 42 mm in diameter. The dial of the Laureato Skeleton is pared down to the absolute minimum in the shape of a chapter ring with applied hour markers. The balance wheel at 12 o’clock along with the skeletonized mainspring barrel between 5 and 6 o’clock take the center stage. The choice of ceramic it is not just a question of design. Ceramic, compared to steel, plays on a different level: more durable, more scratch-resistant, as years go by in the history of a watch. Powered by the in-house movement composed of 173 parts, caliber GP1800, this amazing watch comes with the original warranty and additional links.