Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

123 Audemars Piguet Absolutely Fascinating, Cobra, Automatic Bracelet Wristwatch in White Gold, With Electric-Blue Diamond Dial

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 24,050

Model: Cobra
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1970s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2121
Case N°: 82704
Movement N°: 142 114
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Audemars Piguet represents one of the most versatile companies on the field, able to reach extremes in the creation of its timepieces. It is indeed the producer of ultra classic dress watches as well as bombastic luxury sports models such as, of course, the Royal Oak. The lot here offered is the dressier sibling of the Royal Oak and for sure is the perfect mix of elegance and sportiness, combining an almost unique decoration for both case and integrated bracelet. Its classic size of 35 mm and fine material (18k white gold) make the perfect combination for a truly charming watch. Its flashy look is surely given by the rope-twist pattern that covers the whole watch. Usually this kind of decoration is made in a smaller way but in this very case the big mesh is capable of making stand out the blue satin dial. The movement was the superb automatic caliber 2121, which is still used today for the Royal Oak Jumbo ref.15202. The beautiful deep blue background accentuates the white printing, the discreet date window at 3 o’clock and the diamond indexes. Featuring a case made by C.R. Spillman and bracelet signed by maker “GRG”, the present lot is a stunning timepiece that incorporates the history of the caliber 2121 and the lauded heritage of case manufactures in the world of watchmaking.