Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 302


EUR 29,800 - 39,800

USD 31,400 - 41,800 / HKD 246,000 - 328,000 / CHF 30,000 - 40,000

Sold: EUR 39,000

18K yellow gold and 18K white gold, manual-winding, wristwatch, with diamond-set bezel and integrated hammered bracelet; the inter-links set with baguette diamonds.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Gilbert Albert, Geneva

Year circa 1990-2000

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered (by Les Ateliers Réunis S.A., Geneva)

Material 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold and diamonds

Bracelet integrated 18K yellow gold and 18K white gold hammered bracelet set with baguette diamonds, with clasp

Length 205 mm. (approx.)

Caliber Franck Muller 2250, "First Quality", 21 jewels

Length 205 mm. (approx.)

Height 41.8 mm.

Width 28.9 mm.

Weight 183 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


Fitted with baguette diamonds on the bezel and on the inter-links, this is the first of its kind to be sold by Antiquorum and was either created as a unique piece or made in a very small number of pieces.

Created according to a design by Gilbert Albert (1930-2019), the case was made by Les Ateliers Réunis S.A., Geneva, which has been part of the Genevan Manufacture Patek Philippe since the early 2000s. The decoration and setting of the stones is undoubtedly the work of the Genevan creator, jeweller and designer workshop. The "First Quality" movement was supplied by Franck Muller S.A., Geneva.


Albert, Gilbert (1930-2019)

Genevan jewellery, born on September 20, 1930. He died on October 1st, 2019.

In 1955, at the age of 24, he began to apply his innovative talents to the design of wristwatch cases for Patek Philippe. Breaking away from traditional shapes, he introduced asymmetrical triangles and rhombic forms inspired by his passion for modern sculpture and works by his favourite's artists, such as Brancusi and Mondrian. He also introduced textured organic surfaces on the asymmetrical shapes designed for the Patek Philippe "Ricochet" collection. However, many of his more revolutionary designs of that time remained prototypes and were not produced in a series.

In 1962, Gilbert Albert established his own workshop, designing and producing jewellery under his own name. Over the years, he became very successful, both in Geneva and internationally, and receiving numerous awards for his jewellery.