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Omega

Reference 8272 De Ville Designed by Gilbert Albert: A yellow gold rectangular bracelet watch, Circa 1965

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Omega

Omega

Reference 8272 De Ville Designed by Gilbert Albert: A yellow gold rectangular bracelet watch, Circa 1965

Reference 8272 De Ville Designed by Gilbert Albert: A yellow gold rectangular bracelet watch, Circa 1965

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,300

USD

Omega


Reference 8272 De Ville

Designed by Gilbert Albert: A yellow gold rectangular bracelet watch, Circa 1965


Dial: grey

Caliber: cal. 620 mechanical, 17 jewels

Movement number: 22'851'698

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on case back

Case number: C59'368

Closure: integrated 18k yellow gold Omega bracelet with locking clasp

Size: 32 x 24 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Case: The case is in good condition with visible surface scratches and scuffing from wear commensurate with age. Previous light polish to the case - gold mark on the case band is rubbed. The crystal glazing with some light surface wear. The bracelet is in overall good condition and stamped 711.1685 on the clasp. The total gram weight is approximately 124g.

Dial: The dial is in overall very good condition with light signs of wear.

Movement: The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Born in Geneva in 1930, Gilbert Albert always had a love of nature and its influence on design. His father encouraged this love alongside the study of entomology which would later inform much of his work. His prodigious talent was recognized at an early age, and at 15 years old he attended the l’Ecole des Arts Industriels in Geneva. Here he was able to explore all aspects of design and develop his love of modern sculpture and his admiration for artists such as Brancusi and Mondrian. Most importantly, he learnt to follow his college tutor’s advice that “if you want to succeed, do what others will not do”. His talent was noticed by Patek Philippe when he was only 25. He worked there as part of the designer team and was head of the workshop from 1955 to 1962, during which he coined signature asymmetrical watches for the house. He also worked with Omega SA watchmakers before opening his own atelier in 1962. Pieces made by Gilbert Albert are highly sought after by watch collectors worldwide.