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

124 Patek Philippe Absolutely Fine and Glamorous, Nugget, Rectangular Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Blue and Gold Nuggets Index Dial, Reference 4121/1

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 39,000

Model: Nugget
Reference: 4121/1
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1970s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 175
Case N°: 2694279
Movement N°: 1 131 410
Dimensions: 28.5 × 25.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

This highly unusual and attractive Patek Philippe wristwatch is one of only very few yellow-gold examples of reference 4121 to have appeared at auction to date. In production for a short period between 1971 and 1974, the design of the case made by Weber is repeated on the integrated bracelet links. The careful craftsmanship applied in the making of this unusual timepiece is further enhanced by the nice frame around the dial and bracelet links. The fragmented and multi-shaped mirror-like pieces on the striking blue dial (called “blue gold”) by Stern Frères and bracelet have replaced the usual numerals, catching the eye and adding a playful note to the ensemble. The incredible attention to each details on this timepiece is further enhanced by the nice frame around the dial and bracelet links, as well as the bark-finish decoration along the sides of the watch. The bracelet links are all slightly arched on the back, allowing for comfortable wearing of the watch. Also known as “nugget” among collectors for the shape of the small fragments in the dial, the piece is visually distinctive and should delight its wearer, giving rise to some thoughtful reflection.