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Patek Philippe. Exceptional and Possibly Unique Configuration, Asymmetrical Wristwatch in Yellow Gold,...

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Estimate € 15000 - 30000

Model: Gilbert Albert
Reference: 3270
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13,5-320
Case N°: 2612472
Movement N°: 986395
Dimensions: 19 x 30 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Literature: This specific watch has been sold at Antiquorum's “Collector's Pocket Watches, Wristwatches, Clocks” Auction Geneva, 12th April 2003 ″ as lot 151 for CHF 11,500

Renowned for his avant-garde and distinctive approach to jewelry and watchmaking, Gilbert Albert left an indelible mark on Patek Philippe during their noteworthy collaboration in the 1960s and 1970s. A prime example of their creative synergy is the celebrated “Patek Philippe Gilbert Albert” collection, distinguished by its unconventional designs, bold shapes, and innovative use of materials. Albert’s creations for Patek Philippe, like the reference 3270 are wearable works of art. The reference 3270, designed for the feminine wrist with a refined taste, is a testament to Albert’s artistic prowess. Produced in limited numbers from 1960 to 1961, these watches showcase a unique blend of horological mastery and creative expression. This specific example, crafted in 18K yellow gold, boasts an exceptionally preserved geometric bark finish on its asymmetric case. The delicate yet distinct decoration, a hallmark of Gilbert Albert’s designs, typically fades with time and use, making this piece a rare find. The case, with its slightly curved triangle shape, features an inner rhombus with the dial divided into segments by bold black lines, creating a visually striking and dynamic composition. Despite the limited production of the ladies asymmetric collection, this reference stands out as a possibly unique configuration. While Gilbert Albert’s collaboration with Patek Philippe may not have been extensive in terms of quantity, the impact of his work on the brand’s legacy is undeniable. His designs have transcended mere timekeeping instruments, becoming cherished collectors items that reflect the intersection of high-end watchmaking and avant-garde design.

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Estimate € 15000 - 30000

Model: Gilbert Albert
Reference: 3270
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13,5-320
Case N°: 2612472
Movement N°: 986395
Dimensions: 19 x 30 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Literature: This specific watch has been sold at Antiquorum's “Collector's Pocket Watches, Wristwatches, Clocks” Auction Geneva, 12th April 2003 ″ as lot 151 for CHF 11,500

Renowned for his avant-garde and distinctive approach to jewelry and watchmaking, Gilbert Albert left an indelible mark on Patek Philippe during their noteworthy collaboration in the 1960s and 1970s. A prime example of their creative synergy is the celebrated “Patek Philippe Gilbert Albert” collection, distinguished by its unconventional designs, bold shapes, and innovative use of materials. Albert’s creations for Patek Philippe, like the reference 3270 are wearable works of art. The reference 3270, designed for the feminine wrist with a refined taste, is a testament to Albert’s artistic prowess. Produced in limited numbers from 1960 to 1961, these watches showcase a unique blend of horological mastery and creative expression. This specific example, crafted in 18K yellow gold, boasts an exceptionally preserved geometric bark finish on its asymmetric case. The delicate yet distinct decoration, a hallmark of Gilbert Albert’s designs, typically fades with time and use, making this piece a rare find. The case, with its slightly curved triangle shape, features an inner rhombus with the dial divided into segments by bold black lines, creating a visually striking and dynamic composition. Despite the limited production of the ladies asymmetric collection, this reference stands out as a possibly unique configuration. While Gilbert Albert’s collaboration with Patek Philippe may not have been extensive in terms of quantity, the impact of his work on the brand’s legacy is undeniable. His designs have transcended mere timekeeping instruments, becoming cherished collectors items that reflect the intersection of high-end watchmaking and avant-garde design.

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