Patek Philippe Asymmetric "Ricochet" 18K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch Designed by Gilbert Albert

$12,500.00 USD

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Model: Ricochet Pocket Watch 
Reference Number: 788/4
Movement: Manual winding
Condition: Very good, wear consistent with age and use
Gender: Men’s
Time Period: 1965 
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector’s item
Our Best Price: $12,500

Movement: -
Caliber: 23/300 (extra thin)
Jewels: 18

Case Material: 18K yellow gold
Case Diameter: 38 x 44 mm at the widest points
Thickness: 6 mm
Waterproof: -
Water Resistance: -
Material Bezel: Hand-made, heavy, two-body, asymmetrical pear, textured gold bark finish
Glass: Acrylic crystal
Dial: Gilt with radial decoration circular dial 
Dial Numerals: Black baton hour indices

Bracelet color: 18K yellow gold 
Bracelet Material: 18K yellow gold chain
Clasp: n/a
Clasp material: n/a

Hours, minutes

Blackened stick hands
Solid 2-Piece circular hammer patterned 18K yellow gold case, crown, and snap-on case back
Patek Philippe 18K Yellow Gold woven fob with
18K Patek Philippe original push/pull fluted crown
Straight line lever escapement with Gyromax balance adjusted to heat and cold and five positions with self compensating balance spring and shock absorber 
The reference 788 is only known to have been produced in yellow gold and in five series: 788J, 788/1, 788/2, 788/3 and 788/4, each with a difference in both case design and dial layout
Case, dial and movement are signed, hallmarked on the inner case back
Very fine and rare, keyless 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe link watch chain and fob (30 cm).
The asymmetrical case is the design of Gilbert Albert, a Swiss jeweler who established his jewelry house and opened his own atelier in 1962. 
In 1955, after studying jewelry craftsmanship and design at "L'Ecole des Arts Industriels" in Geneva, He went on to be the designer and head of Patek Philippe's workshop until 1962, during which he coined signature asymmetrical watches for the house. He is the most rewarded Diamonds International Awards jeweler.
This pocket watch from the 4 series is one of approximately 24 pieces produced 
Incomplete (no box, no papers)