Gilbert Albert - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE Hong Kong Monday, November 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Gilbert Albert
    Year: Circa 1960
    Material: Platinum and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum and diamond chain
    Dimensions: 69 mm. length
    Signed: Movement signed Angelus

  • Catalogue Essay

    Swiss jeweler Gilbert Albert is best known for his unconventional use of materials, favouring mysterious stones as opal, azurite, fossils and meteorite. His craftsmanship and metal work is particularly stunning, as he frequently and painstakingly carves, bends and sculpts precious metals and their alloys into unique shapes.

    While Gilbert Albert is best known in the watchmaking world for his asymmetrical case designs for Patek Philippe, the jeweler has also created many other unique timepieces, such as the present watch. The watch dial is suspended and encased in a moonstone pendant, which is housed in a platinum case. The platinum case has been carefully carved to emulate the crevices and indentations of a wooden branch. Diamonds are scattered throughout the pendent, subtly shimmering and appealing to even the most discerning of eyes. The pendant hangs from a platinum necklace, which is also subtly set with diamonds along the joints.

    Although unsigned, the present watch truly exemplifies Gilbert Albert's mysterious yet absolutely stunning aesthetic and matches perfectly to the watch as he has created.


A highly unusual platinum and diamond necklace with watch and original fitted presentation box

Circa 1960
69 mm. length
Movement signed Angelus

HK$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$143,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am