Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 208

Patek Philippe for Gondolo & Labouriau
Pocket watch made for the Brazilian market, chronograph; “Chronometro Gondolo”; 18K pink gold

HKD 114,000 - 170,000

CHF 13,000 - 19,500 / EUR 12,000 - 18,000 / USD 14,500 - 21,700

Sold: HKD 143,750

18K pink gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, made for the Brazilian market, white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single round push-piece located on the winding-crown); safety bolt locking the chronograph’s functions (slide at 1 o’clock)

Case-back guilloché (engine-turned) with engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) the cypher “J S”.

21’’’ gilded brass, with going barrel, train of gold wheels, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, à moustaches, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, patented index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw.


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Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model “Chronometro Gondolo”, especially made for Gondolo & Labouriau, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Year circa 1917

Movement No. 125 358

Case No. 252 551

Material 18K pink gold

Diameter 56.9 mm.

Caliber 21’’’, lever escapement

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box

Notes

Movement based on the French invention patent No. 142 376, delivered on April 16, 1881, to Jean-Adrien Philippe (1815-1894), Geneva, for a “régulateur de precision” (precision-regulating device for fast / slow by means of an eccentric snail).

Movement also based on the Swiss invention patent No. 2 680, delivered on September 27 1890, to Patek, Philippe & Cie, Geneva, for a “Remontoir avec mise à l’heure perfectionné” (the definitive version of the keyless-winding and setting device), and, on the US design patent No. 20 483, delivered on January 13, 1891, to Adrien Philippe, Geneva, for a “Watch bridges for Watch-Movements”.

Cuvette (dome) engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the mention “chronometro gondolo / Fabricado expressamente para Gondolo & Labouriau Relojoeiros / rio-de-janeiro”.