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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 104


Pocket watch made for the Brazilian market; “Chronometro Gondolo”; 18K yellow gold Fine 18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6, made for the Brazilian market. Case-back guilloché (engine-turned). White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; yellow gold “Breguet” hands.

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model “Chronometro Gondolo”

Year Circa 1918-1920

Movement No. 137 325 (former No. 180 948)

Case No. 281 203

Caliber straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, à mousta- ches, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, patented index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw

Dimensions 55.8 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 2,500 - 4,500

HKD 20,000 - 36,000 / USD 2,500 - 4,500

Sold: CHF 3,375

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-11


Slightly worn

Movement: 3-22


Later original

Dial: 3-22-01


Later original

HANDS Original


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”.