Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18ct gold manual wind bracelet watch together with an Extract from ArchivesRef:3424/3, Case No.2622935, Movement No.858115, Sold 23rd January 1967
Lot 274
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18ct gold manual wind bracelet watch together with an Extract from Archives Ref:3424/3, Case No.2622935, Movement No.858115, Sold 23rd January 1967
£20,000 - 25,000
US$ 33,000 - 41,000
Lot Details
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18ct gold manual wind bracelet watch together with an Extract from Archives
Ref:3424/3, Case No.2622935, Movement No.858115, Sold 23rd January 1967
Jewelled manual wind movement adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, asymmetric glossy champagne sector dial with gold baton hands, brushed and polished stepped asymmetric case with snap on back, fitted 18ct gold basketweave smooth link bracelet and folding Patek Philippe clasp, together with Extract from the Archives, case, dial and movement signed
27mm.

Footnotes

  • Gilbert Albert was born in Geneva in 1930. After studying Jewellery and Design at Geneva's Ecole des Arts Industriels, in 1955 and at only the tender age of 24, his design talents were spotted and he was approached by Patek Philippe to design some prototype wristwatch cases.

    After seven years with Patek Philippe, he created the firm's most daring and original designs, including the asymmetrical models from the celebrated "Ricochet" series. Much of his inspiration came from his love of modern sculpture and, in particular, his admiration for the simple lines of Brancusi and Mondrian. His unconventional case designs are considered as exciting and innovative today as they were 50 years ago.

    His outstanding creations gained the prestigious 'Oscar' award at the Diamonds International Awards more than ten times; three for Patek Philippe designs, two for Omega and five times under his own name. In 1962 he opened his own workshop in Geneva, specializing in the design and manufacture of unique jewels and objects.
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