Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 25, 2021

LOT 135

Pocket watch made for the Brazilian market; “Chronometro Gondolo”; 18K pink gold

HKD 28,000 - 46,150

USD 3,600 - 5,950 / CHF 3,300 - 5,530

Sold: HKD 36,250

18K pink gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, made for the Brazilian market, white enamel dial with radial Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds at 6.
Case-back guilloché (engine-turned).
20’’’ gilded brass, 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.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8-11


Slightly scratched

Slightly worn

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

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

Year Circa 1908-1910

Movement No. 146 290

Case No. 249 816

Diameter Ø 55.9 mm.

Caliber 20’’’, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, à moustaches

Signature dial, case and movement


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”.