Patek Philippe ‘Gilbert Albert' Ricochet, Ref. 788/4, c.1965

Starting price / Estimated price
$8,500 / $17,000
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Auction date: Oct 26, 2016

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Basic Info

Ref. No. 788/4
Code 665-124
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Year 1965
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, New York
Price $8,500
Availability On request


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 23-300
Number of jewels 18


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 38 x 41 mm
Thickness 7 mm
Dial Gold
Dial numerals No numerals


Patek Philippe 'Gilbert Albert' Ricochet Asymmetrical Watch, Ref. 788/4
Switzerland, circa 1965
Manual movement, caliber 23-300, 18 jewels, No. 799957; hours, minutes
Gold circular textured dial with printed black Baton hour-markers; Black Baton hands
Solid 2-Piece circular textured 18kt Yellow Gold case, crown, and snap-on caseback
Patek Philippe 18kt Yellow Gold woven fob with
Hallmarked on the inner caseback
Case No. 319479
Case Dimensions: 38mm x 41mm; Height: 7mm
Very good age-related condition with minor traces of wear: case has minimal scratches; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
Patek Philippe, founded in 1839 in the Swiss city of Geneva, prides itself as one of the last independently owned watch manufacturers. This allows the company total creative freedom to entirely design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be one of the finest timepieces in the world. Thanks to exceptional know-how, Patek Philippe maintains a tradition of innovation hailed by an impressive repertoire of more than 80 patents and an incredible lineup of antique, vintage, and modern time pieces. Historically, Patek Philippe timepieces are known for their high collectability and record auction prices.

Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.

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AUCTION DATE: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016, 9 pm CET
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