Accompanied by photocopies of the Certificate of Authenticity of Dawson & Nye stating that the present watch was sold during the "The Estate of Lorraine and John Birks "Dizzie" Gillespie" auction.
Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1961 and its subsequent sale on 13 March 1970. It was originally set with 4 sapphires approx. 0.09 ct, 8 emeralds approx. 0.14 ct and 24 diamonds of approx. 0.49 ct.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (21 October 1917 - 6 January 1993)
The American jazz trumpeter and singer was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. His memorable trademarks were distending his cheeks while playing (this unlike most trumpet players - "Gillespie's pouch" is purportedly a term used by the medical community for cheek distension) as well as a trumpet whose bell was bent at a 45 degree angle rather than a traditional straight trumpet. This was originally due to an accidental damage, but Gillespie liked the effect of the instrument's altered tone caused by the bent.
The famous asymmetrical watches of the "Ricochet" collection (see Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 78, 163, 187 and 188) were designed by Gilbert Albert who started working for Patek Philippe in 1955. Mr. Albert took the inspiration from his passion for modern art, notably works by Brancusi and Mondrian. In 1962, he founded his own firm at rue de la Corraterie in Geneva where one of his workshops is located still today.