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DescriptionPatek Philippe Highly Important Platinum & Diamond Lady's Bracelet Watch, 44.94 Ct. Round And Baguette Diamonds, Ref. 3266/130, circa 1961
Case: watch case is 15 mm, diamond dial cover measures 27 mm across, platinum case and band, two body, round, original crown with Calatrava cross, hinged dial cover set with round and baguette diamonds, upper mobile four strand "spray" set with baguette diamonds, No. 2.607.201
Dial: silvered, applied white gold baton indexes, white gold baton hands
Movement: Patek Philippe caliber 13,5 manual winding movement, rhodium finish, 20 jewels, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, No. 981976
Band: platinum, three strand upper portion with round diamonds, four strand lower half with baguette diamonds, hidden clasp with side hinge and flip up safety lock, 6 1/2 inches
Signed: case, dial and movement signed Patek Philippe Geneve, 71.4 grams
This timepiece is accompanied by the Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture as 1961 and date of sale as February 9th, 1962. It also lists "Bracelet in platinum" and "Remark : 127 baguette-cut diamonds ~ 22.02 ct., 67 diamonds ~ 22.92 ct."
An exceptional example of "l'art horologer et Joaillier", this timepiece previously sold at a Sotheby's auction of Magnificent Jewelry, April 27, 1987 as lot 295 for a total of $71,500. For comparison, a similar platinum and diamond covered dial watch by Patek Philippe was presented in the Artcurial "Le Temps est Féminin" auction on January 16, 2020, lot 806 selling for $250,695. This example was in case number 2607198 while the present lot is in case number 2607201, three numbers apart. The innovative and unconventional shape, form and design of this timepiece is most probably a spectacular representation of the creativity of Gilbert Albert. The Swiss designer Gilbert Albert joined Patek Philippe in 1955 at the age of 24 years. He served as the firms head of design until 1962.
Dial: silvered, applied white gold baton indexes
Hands: white gold baton hands
Metal: platinum case and band
Gram Weight: 71.4 grams
Case Info: two body, round, original crown with Calatrava cross, hinged dial cover set with round and baguette diamonds, upper mobile four strand "spray" set with baguette diamonds
Case Width: watch case is 15 mm, diamond dial cover measures 27 mm across
Watch Movement: Patek Philippe caliber 13,5 manual winding movement, rhodium finish, 20 jewels, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, No. 981976
Band: platinum, three strand upper portion with round diamonds, four strand lower half with baguette diamonds, hidden clasp with side hinge and flip up safety lock
Condition: This exceptional timepiece is in excellent condition. The movement is running. The case and bracelet are very good. The dial with minimal light discoloration on the outermost edge. Servicing is recommended for time keeping accuracy and use.
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