Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2010
    Reference No: 5098R
    Movement No: 5'527'279
    Case No: 4'500'699
    Model Name: Chronometro Gondolo
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 25-21 REC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold buckle
    Dimensions: 32mm Width and 42mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckled signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated March 27, 2010, product literature, wallet, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Taking inspiration from the brand's past, reference 5098 is directly inspired by the tonneau-shaped watches retailed at the famed Gondolo & Labouriau in Rio de Janeiro. Displaying all the gentle curves of its predecessor, it most notably displays a beautifully-made guillloché dial with brown Arabic numerals in the style of 1920s timepieces. The dial pays homage to the brand's past by displaying "Chronometro Gondolo" at 6 o'clock. Even the lugs are held by screws, giving a nod to the oversized Tonneau watches of the past.

    Although not in production anymore today, reference 5098 perfectly exemplifies how Patek Philippe continually reaches into its archives to bring history and culture into their new releases. The present watch is preserved in excellent condition and is complete with its original certificate and presentation box.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 5098R
A rare and attractive tonneau-shaped pink gold wristwatch with certificate of origin and presentation box

32mm Width and 42mm Length
Case, dial, movement and buckled signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF15,120

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020