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

165 Le Coultre Very Attractive, Galaxy Mistery Dial, Wristwatch in 14 kt White Gold, Diamond Set Dial, With Box

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Sold € 3,900

Model: Galaxy Mistery Dial
Reference: 727-722-103D
Case Material: 14 kt White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 480
Case N°: 92963
Movement N°: 1 042 943
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box

In the fifties, the “Mystery Galaxy” was adopted/shared by some brands of the Longines Wittnauer Group (such as Lecoultre, Wittnauer and Longines). Vacheron released as well such a watch, using a Lecoultre movement, with cal 480, and a Lecoultre dial too exactly like the present watch. Offering another way to read time, the mystery dial remains one of the more fascinating designs. The concept of a mystery dial was made famous by Cartier with its celebrated mystery table clocks. A mystery dial is any watch where the hands seem to move in an inscrutable way. The Galaxy mystery watch was the only collaboration in which both the names Vacheron Constantin and LeCoultre appeared together on a product. This creation was for the U.S. market, bearing the import stamp on the movement and cased in 14k white gold. U.S. market pieces were often cased in 14k as opposed to 18k gold, which was more common in Europe. The present timepiece is no exception, manufactured with a 14 kt white-gold case, it has two round diamond markers placed on two different discs, layered on top of each other to act as the hour and minute hands. The larger diamond marker indicating the hours and smaller diamond marker indicating the minutes. Preserved in very nice conditions, the watch shows strong hallmarks and engravings on the back and comes from the original box.