Sotheby’s Offers Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona and Patek Philippe Watch by Gilbert AlbertJun 03, 2021 10:00 EDT - Jun 15, 2021 12:00 EDT
The design of watches remained unchanged for decades until Gilbert Albert came along. While serving as the head of Patek Philippe’s creative department in the 1960s, he revamped the way watches are made. Albert replaced round and rectangle watches with asymmetrical and triangle shapes. The Swiss designer used unusual materials like uncut stones, fossilized dinosaur bones, and lava rocks for his jewelry and watches. Thanks to his innovation, Patek Philippe won the Diamonds International Award three times in a row. A Patek Philippe watch by Gilbert Albert will be available in Sotheby’s upcoming Fine Watches Auction. It is an asymmetrical wristwatch from the early 1960s with 18-karat yellow gold and champagne dials.
Collectors with a passion for speed can find Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in this Sotheby’s auction. Rolex designed this watch to meet the demands of professional racers. The Cosmograph Daytona includes a power reserve of 72 hours, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, and an 18-karat white gold case. The dial is made of pink mother-of-pearl. The catalog also includes lots from Asprey & Co., Zenith, Cartier, and others. For more information, visit Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Watches & Clocks (185)
# of Lots:185
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Patek Philippe Reference 3424 A yellow gold asymmetrical wristwatch, designed by Gilbert Albert, Circa 1962|| Estimate: |
|Franck Muller Reference 8880 B S6 SQT Cintrée Curvex Skeleton A pink gold skeletonized tonneau-shaped wristwatch with date, Circa 2016|| Estimate: |
|Audemars Piguet A yellow gold and diamond-set watch with blue topaz beads bracelet, Circa 1995|| Estimate: |
|Rolex Reference 116519 'Daytona Beach' A white gold automatic chronograph wristwatch, Circa 2000|| Estimate: |
|Playboy A group of collector's items, Circa 1970's|| Estimate: |