Lot 148
  • 148

GILBERT ALBERT & PATEK PHILIPPE | REF 3266/54YELLOW GOLD AND PEARL PENDANT WATCH WITH CONCEALED DIALMADE IN 1965

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 CHF
Sold
bidding is closed

Description

  • REF 3266/54YELLOW GOLD AND PEARL PENDANT WATCH WITH CONCEALED DIALMADE IN 1965
Dial: silveredCalibre: cal. 13.5 manual winding, 20 jewelsMovement number: 987'097Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on backCase number: 2'607'106Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe pendant suspending two cultured pearls and necklaceDimensions: 16 mm, total pendant length 93 mmSigned: case, dial, movement, pendant and necklaceAccessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming sale with pendant and two pearls on October 27th, 1965

Catalogue Note

Collectors and scholars are perennially fascinated by the artistic contributions of Gilbert Albert during his tenure at Patek Philippe. His asymmetric designs, such as the 'Ricochet' wrist and pendant watches, are perhaps the best known of his productions. His jewelry designs, such as the present, are far less frequently seen and an even bolder representation of his vast creativity, and Patek Philippe's patronage of his artistry.  Ref. 3266-54 is illustrated prominently in Patek Philippe Museum, Vol. II, p. 243. The present example differs from the piece within the Museum collection only in that it features two cultured pearl drops, which are noted on the Extract from the Archives. To the best of our knowledge, the present lot is the only one of this design (featuring the pearl drops) to have appeared at auction. Sotheby's is pleased to offer it for auction from the Estate of Helen Boley, the daughter of United States Senator William Benton. 

Close