A fine platinum tonneau-shaped wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5098
    Movement No: 3'708'976
    Case No: 4'457'610
    Model Name: Chronometro Gondolo
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 25-21, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Patek Philippe crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 50mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With wooden Patek Philippe fitted presentation box, original Certificate of Origin dated October 31, 2012, hang tag, leather envelop, product literature and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in hand-guilloched dial in 2008 and its subsequent sale on October 2nd, 2008.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe is always looking both to the future and their long prestigious past for inspiration. With new technology and advanced materials, they create modern masterpieces like the Advance Research collection with Silinvar® a silicon based material for their escape wheel in references like the annual calendar 5250, which is resistant to temperature change. They also return to their roots especially in design, such is the case with the reference 5098, the platinum “Chronometro Gondolo”. The oversized Art Deco-style case is a step back in to the past with a wonderfully elongated elegant timepiece. These special timepieces were originally sold through the Rio de Janeiro retailer Gondolo& Labouriau, first with pocketwatches and later to the retailer’s specifications wristwatches.

    The present example is fresh to the market and extremely well-preserved, probably having only been worn a handful of times. The watch is complete with presentation box and papers and is a wonderful reminder of Patek Philippe’s long and storied history.

  • 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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Ref. 5098
A fine platinum tonneau-shaped wristwatch

百達翡麗,型號5098,鉑金酒桶形腕錶,2008年製。附錶盒和原裝證書

Circa 2008
50mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€13,200-22,000
$15,400-25,600

sold for HK$150,000

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