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Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY GONDOLO & LABOURIAU: A PINK GOLD OPEN FACED WATCH  MVT 126312 CASE 235209 CHRONOMETRO GONDOLO MADE IN 1903
• cal. 21''' jeweled gilt lever movement, wolf tooth winding, cam wheel regulation • white enamel dial, painted black radial Roman numerals, pink gold Spade hands, subsidiary seconds at 6, outer minute track • 18k pink gold case, inscribed cuvette, engine turned case back • case, dial, and movement signed by maker, cuvette and dial signed by maker and retailer
diameter 56 mm
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming the year of manufacture in 1903 and date of sale on July 2nd, 1904.

Watches made for Gondolo & Labouriau are characterized by movements bearing cam wheel regulators and 9k gold gear train wheels. The central bridge of these Gondolo watches is frequently engraved, "Pat. Jan 13, 1891," which refers to the American patent for this type of wheel train bridge.

For a similar movement, see Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, Patek Philippe, vol. 1, 2nd ed., 1993, p. 134. For more examples made for Chronometro Gondolo, see p. 145–146 of the same text.  

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