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    Sale 2161

    Important Watches

    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 115

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD ASYMMETRICAL KEYLESS LEVER DRESS WATCH WITH CHAIN AND FOB

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RICOCHET, MOVEMENT NO. 1142419, CASE NO. 320303, REF. NO. 788/4, MANUFACTURED 1966

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD ASYMMETRICAL KEYLESS LEVER DRESS WATCH WITH CHAIN AND FOB
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RICOCHET, MOVEMENT NO. 1142419, CASE NO. 320303, REF. NO. 788/4, MANUFACTURED 1966
    Cal. 23-300 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, 18 jewels, free sprung gyromax balance, gilt textured dial, baton numerals, textured asymmetrical case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe link watch chain and fob
    44mm width


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    With a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1966 and its subsequent sale on February 4th of the following year.

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.

    Gilbert Albert, born in 1930, is a world-renowned Swiss master jeweler and designer. He was designer and Head of Patek Philippe's workshop from 1955-1962. During his time at Patek, he was responsible for numerous creations including, among others, the famous "asymmetric" series and this Ricochet pocket watch. Albert opened his own workshop in Geneva in 1962, and has won numerous international awards and prizes for his designs. He also opened a retail boutique in Geneva in 2000.