Lot 2254
  • 2254

PATEK PHILIPPE | CHRONOMETRO GONDOLO A PINK GOLD OPENFACE WATCH, RETAILED BY GONDOLO & LABOURIAU, RIO DE JANEIRO, MADE IN 1906

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 HKD
Sold
50,000 HKD
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Description

  • CHRONOMETRO GONDOLO A PINK GOLD OPENFACE WATCH, RETAILED BY GONDOLO & LABOURIAU, RIO DE JANEIRO, MADE IN 1906
Dial: enamel Calibre: cal. 21'' mechanical Movement number: 139'108 Case: 18k pink gold, cuvette, hinged back Case number: 246'614Size: 48.5 mm diameter Signed: case, cuvette, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial, Roman numerals, black minute figures, subsidiary seconds dial in 1906 and its subsequent sale on 28th May 1907

Catalogue Note

Watches made by Patek Philippe for the illustrious Brazilian firm of Gondolo & Labouriau in Rio de Janeiro are prized as some of the best examples of the high-quality watches from the turn of the last century. "Chronometro Gondolo" watches were made especially for the Brazilian retailers who were important in the market from the 1870s. From 1902 Patek Philippe produced exclusively for Gondolo & Labouriau a specially designed very high quality calibre called "Chronometro Gondolo". These watches are characterized by movements bearing cam-wheel regulators and 9k gold gear train wheels.  For nearly 30 years of the two firm's partnership, Gondolo & Labouriau retailed close to a third of the entire production of Patek Philippe watches. 

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