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
96 Jaeger Le Coultre Rare and Attractive, “Lucchetto”, Lady’s Bracelet Wristwatch in Yellow Gold With Cream Hard Stone Bracelet
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 13,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Cream Hard Stone
Case N°: 1365468
Movement N°: 1700274
Dimensions: 15 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
In 1833, following the invention of a machine that could cut watch pinions from steel, Antoine LeCoultre (1803–1881) opened a small laboratory at Le Sentier, where he put his watchmaking skills to create high quality timepieces. From that moment on, many other innovations came and in 1884 he added another milestone on the horology highway with the creation of the first instrument to measure the micron and in four years, he would have received awards at the inaugural Universal Exhibition in London for his breakthrough work on a lever-winding mechanism. Since it was established in 1883, Jaeger LeCoultre never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. Among the most interesting creations, this lot is for sure one of the most innovative with an uncommon shape resembling the shape of a padlock called and nicknamed by collectors “Lucchetto”. Lucchetto watches were made for a very short period during the 50’s and 60’s. The yellow-gold case is in great conditions and houses a beautiful silvered dial with yellow-gold baton indexes and hands. Very particular is the bracelet with an unconventional use of a hard stone material with a cream color that is very rare to find nowadays. The present Jaeger LeCoultre lady’s wristwatch has a manual winding movement and it is an outstanding example of the ’60s design, a true pearl for a lady.