A rare and very fine pink gold openface pocket watch with 24-hour dial retailed by Gondolo & Labouriau Relojoerios Rio de Janiero

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1907
    Movement No: 141'239
    Case No: 249'736
    Model Name: Chronometro Gondolo
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Dimensions: 52mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed by maker, cuvette signed by retailer
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with 24-hour dial in 1907 and its subsequent sale on November 12th, 1907.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe has a tradition of collaborating with retailers from around the world and one important relationship was with the Rio de Janiero based retailer Gondolo & Labouriau. The firms worked together from 1872 until 1927, with some of the most interesting and unusual timepieces being produced.

    The present example, fresh to the market, features a rare dial displaying the full 24 hours. This is only the 12th known example of the 52mm diameter 24-hour dial. In excellent condition, the watch has been lovingly cared for since it has left the factory. The white enamel is free of hairline cracks and defects, and the case is free from needless polishing, with only the engine-turning at the rim of the caseback being lightly rubbed. This pocket watch is a treasure to have in any collection.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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FROM AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTOR

A rare and very fine pink gold openface pocket watch with 24-hour dial retailed by Gondolo & Labouriau Relojoerios Rio de Janiero

百達翡麗,十分精細及罕有,「 Gondolo」18K玫瑰金懷錶,配24小時顯示,約1907年製。附後補證書 百達翡麗錶徑52毫米的Gondolo懷錶,據知只有生產 12枚,十分稀少珍貴

1907
52mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed by maker, cuvette signed by retailer

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 150,000 
€8,800-16,500
$10,300-19,200

sold for HK$375,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018