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

97 Omega Uncommon and Exceptional, Dual Time Zone “Mille-et-une Nuits”, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Integrated White Gold Bracelet, Attractive Diamonds, Onyx and Guillochè Dial, Reference BC 351.0040, With Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 20,150

Model: Mille-et-une Nuits
Reference: BC 351.0040
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1978
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 663
Movement N°: 39.164.984 and 39.164.985
Dimensions: 38 × 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Omega began its journey in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland from the visionary idea of Louis Brandt, who decided to open a small workshop in 1848. Until Brandt’s son took the reins of the company after the death of his father, business was of modest entities, but since 1879 we witnessed a change of pace that made Omega one of the most important watch houses in the world. First with pocket watches and then with wristwatches, Omega managed to become known all over the world for the quality of its movements and for the special design of dials and cases. Chronographs and tool watches weren’t the only two fields in which the Swiss brand ventured. There are in fact also particular creations destined to elegant events or even real jewel watches of which we are pleased to offer you a specimen. This Mille et une Nuit with two time zone wristwatch reference 351.0040 created in 1978 for the Saudi Arabian market is illustrated in Omega: A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 744, Fig. 3308 and it’s a very remarkable creation from the Omega’s laboratories. The two-body, solid case with screw back has a finely crafted white gold integrated bracelet of exquisite workmanship. The dial is split in two parts by a curved diagonal row of diamonds: one with a black onyx background with diamond-set indexes for the first time zone, while the second with tiled guilloché white-gold background and diamond-set indexes.