Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo
Fine Swiss 18K gold Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo vintage pocket watch
Fine white enamel dial with bold numerals. Gilt 20 jewel movement with
"moustache" lever escapement, wolf's tooth winding, gold train wheels,
and precision regulator. The dust cover is signed in Portuguese:
Chronometro Gondolo - Fabricado Expressamente para Gongolo & Labouriau
Relogios - Rio-De-Janeiro Patek Philippe & Cie. Geneve.
Engine turned case with light pocket wear and minor ding.
A lovely example from the best of makers.
Patek Philippe made Latin American sales beginning in the 1870's, but sales
increased significantly when they began doing business with the jewelers Gondolo &
Labouriau in Rio de Janerio in 1902 and started producing watches to their
specifications called Chronometro Gondolo." Their inventive marketing
techniques enabled them to become the world's largest retailer of Patek Philippe
Diameter 56 mm
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos
are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the
enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking
at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.