A very fine, rare and highly unusual pink gold openface pocket watch with 24 hour dial, guillaume balance, original invoice and fitted presentation box, retailed by Chronometer Gondolo

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1910
    Movement No: 154'750
    Case No: 259'414
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical
    Dimensions: 56 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed by maker, cuvette and dial signed by retailer
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe original invoice and fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For another example of a 24 hour chronometer Gondolo pocket watch, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches Volume II, page 126.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gondolo & Labouriau of Rio de Janiero represented Patek Philippe since 1872 and it was from 1902 to the late 1930s that Patek made watches specifically for their trusted Brazilian retailer. It is thought that the retailer sold a third of the Patek Philippe production at the time. The present watch is fitted with a very unusual feature where it displays the full 24 hours. Accompanied with its original invoice and fitted presentation box, the watch has been preserved in very original and appealing condition.

  • 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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A very fine, rare and highly unusual pink gold openface pocket watch with 24 hour dial, guillaume balance, original invoice and fitted presentation box, retailed by Chronometer Gondolo

百達翡麗,非常精細、罕有及獨特,18K紅金懷錶,配24小時錶盤,附收據及盒子,由Chronometer Gondolo銷售, 於1910年製

Circa 1910
56 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed by maker, cuvette and dial signed by retailer

Estimate
HK$96,000 - 144,000 

sold for HK$250,000

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

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Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016