Lot #3140 Patek Philippe Ricochet Asymmetrical Pocket Watch

Estimate: $12,000.00 – $15,000.00

Very fine and rare vintage 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe asymmetrical Ricochet pocket watch, ref #789/1.  Circa 1963.  Champagne Patek Philippe Geneve sunburst dial.  Yellow gold baton hands.  Graduated bezel with engraved indexes.  18k yellow gold bark finish Patek Philippe asymmetrical case.  Swiss made, keyless mechanical manual wind movement.  Snap on case back.  Can be secured to a fob.  Accompanied by Patek Philippe archive extracts and a Patek Philippe suede pouch protector.    Approximate diameter is 39mm.

The overall condition is good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

The “Ricochet” asymmetrical pocketwatch was designed by Gilbert Albert for Patek Philippe.  Since 1962, Gilbert Albert has been designing award winning and highly collectible art jewelry, wristwatches, and pocket watches.  He started designing watches for Patek Philippe and Omega at a very early age.

François Czapek and Antoine Norbert de Patek founded Patek, Czapek & Cie in 1839.  In 1851, the name was changed to Patek, Philippe & Cie.  Throughout it’s history, they patented many of their inventions and created historically important watches such as the first Swiss wristwatch for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, the “Duke of Regla” Westminster chime pocket watch, the first complicated ladies five minute repeater wristwatch, the split-seconds chronograph wristwatch, the perpetual calendar wristwatch, the “Packard” astronomical pocket watch for James Ward Packard, and the “Graves” super complication pocket watch for Henry Graves Jr.  Iconic models include: Patek Philippe Calatrava, Patek Philippe Ellipse, Patek Philippe Nautilus, Patek Philippe Gondolo, Patek Philippe Aquanaut, Patek Philippe Twenty~4, Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon, Patek Philippe 10 Day Tourbillon, Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime, and the Patek Philippe World Time Minute Repeater.

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Description

Brand:  Patek Philippe
Model:  Ricochet
Reference:  #789/1 or #789.1 or #789-1 or #789
Diameter:  39mm
Dial Color:  Champagne
Case Material:  18k yellow gold
Bezel Material:  18k yellow gold
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes
Band:  NA
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

Brand

Patek Philippe