Summer Private Sales

27 July 2023

This summer has been another busy period for our Private Sales department. Thanks to MLG’s vast network of friends, clients and collectors, it is privileged to be able to consistently showcase some of the finest watches on the market. The private sales inventory is unrivaled globally and Monaco Legend Group is delighted to share below a selection of important watches that we have sold this summer.

An incredibly rare and attractive 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe Split Second Chronograph with square buttons, reference 1436. Bearing a very special and rare configuration of Breguet numbers dial, no tachometer scale and large registers. Dating to 1945 and preserved in exceptional conditions.
This visually stunning and perfect condition Patek Philippe reference 3450 “Padellone” in 18k yellow gold is a very rare and unique example that was specially commissioned by Beyer, Zurich. Enhanced by the rare configuration of red dot as leap year indicator, it was produced in the early ’80s. A dream for a devoted Patek Philippe collector.
Possibly one of the most beautiful examples of the very rare 18k Pink Gold Rolex “Padellone” reference 8171. The “Padellone” is one of the most important vintage Rolex references as, together with the 6062, it was the first triple calendar moon phase complication introduced by the brand in the 1950s. Arguably, its most appealing feature is the large case size at 38 mm, a big watch for the 1950s, and the reason that the watch has the nickname “Padellone”; Italian for “large frying pan”. A truly spectacular example.
This incredibly stunning 1980s Rolex Day-Date reference 18 059 in 18k White Gold is from a batch of approximately only four Rolex Day-Dates, all in the same configuration, that were specially commissioned by his Majesty Qaboos bin Al Said, Sultan of Oman. The watches feature one of the earliest Rainbow Sapphire bezels paired with full diamond pave dial and bracelet. All four examples seen so far feature the Omani national emblem Khanjar on the case back and this particular example stands out for its red enameled finishing. This watch is certainly among the very rarest and most important Day-Date’s ever produced by the manufacturer.
The Patek Philippe Grand Complication Minute Repeater Chronograph Perpetual Calendar reference 5208 was first launched in 2011 in two configurations, platinum and rose gold, and was discontinued in 2018. Made available only to Patek’s finest VIP clients, these watches are viewed by the market as one of the brand’s most important modern references. The present example here in platinum is reference 5208P and features a stunning sunburst grey dial. Among the several other Grand Complications that the brand has released in recent years, the reference 5208 is highly regarded and sought after, making it one of the very most desirable and collectable Patek Philippe wristwatches.

Our world-class team is always available to provide valuations or to discuss your special watch. Some clients prefer the private sales route, where we will offer you a price to purchase the watch or a consignment agreement. However you wish to proceed, you can be assured of a fast and efficient service.
Whether you are looking to buy an investment-class timepiece or wish for us to handle the sale of your precious watch, we are here to guide you and offer you our unparalleled expertise. Please do get in touch.