Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

240 Patek Philippe Outstanding, New Old-stock Condition, Completely Sealed, Celestial Automatic Astronomical Wristwatch in White-gold, With Sky Chart, Phases, Orbit of the Moon, Time of Meridian Passage of Sirius, Reference 5102. Full-set and Invoice.

Estimate: € 240,000 –⁠ 480,000

Sold € 299,000

Lot Description

Model: Celestial
Reference: 5102G-001
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2006
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 240 LU CL
Case N°: 4295569
Movement N°: 3 328 280
Dimensions: 43 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Papers and Invoice

The extraordinary example here offered is a unique specimen of the reference 5102 which debuted in 2002, first in white gold only, to be later replaced with yellow gold and finally with pink gold and platinum combination. Featuring a Celestial canopy on the dial, this astronomical timepiece is a representation of the Northern skies on the wrist. The elliptical window highlights that portion of the sky currently visible as the stars and moon travel around the dial in a dance of carefully calibrated rotations. It accurately displays the Milky Way with three layers of sapphire discs, working in conjunction with the caliber 240 to simulate the motion of the moon and the stars. Hours and minutes are displayed by two pierced white hands. A delicate elliptical contour on the inside of the glass frames the portion of the sky that can be seen from all cities that share the latitude of Geneva. Preserved in pristine conditions, this watch is still sealed in its original envelope, never opened nor worn and accompanied by the Original Warranty confirming the sale of the present watch in white gold on January 10, 2006.