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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 661

"Prototype Ricochet" Patek Philippe & Cie. Genève, No. 1221615, case No. 2623976, Ref. 788. Made in 1973, sold on July 9, 1974. Very fine and rare, 18K gold "Ricochet" keyless asymmetric dress watch. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

CHF 8,000 - 10,000

EUR 5,000 - 6,000 / USD 6,500 - 8,000

C. Hand-made, solid, two-piece, polished, asymmetric. D. Brushed gold with applied yellow gold faceted baton indexes. Yellow gold "bâton" hands. M. 10''', Cal. 23-300, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, "Giromax" balance adjusted to heat, cold and five positions, shock absorber, self- compensating balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 35 x 38 mm. Property of a German Collector

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


The "Ricochet" collection was usually designed with a textured surface rather than a polished one, as in the present watch.