Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches and Clocks
LOT 342
“Asymmetrical Prototype” Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 783691, case No. 2609753, Ref. 3412 Retailed by Beyer. Designed by Gilbert Albert, made as a prototype in 1959. Extremely rare and very fine asymmetrical, triangular, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch.
C. Two-body, triangular, solid, polished, lapidated band, flatbezel, flat top crystal. D. Triangular, champagne with paintedindexes. Yellow gold "bâton" hands. M. 23-300, stamped withthe Geneva Quality Hallmark, extra-flat, rhodium-plated,"fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement,free-sprung Gyromax balance adjusted for heat, cold,isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensatingBreguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed, dial signed for the retailer.Dim. 31 x 41 mm. Thickness 7 mm.
Estimate: 800,000 HKD - 950,000 HKD
Estimate: 80,000 EUR - 100,000 EUR
Estimate: 100,000 USD - 120,000 USD
Grading system

C 3 D 3 - 5 - 01 M 3*
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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches and Clocks
10-07-2005