Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo
Fine Swiss 18K pink gold Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo vintage pocket
watch circa 1909.
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"ÊA 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 busines with the jewelers Gondolo & Labouriau
in Rio de Janerio in 1902 and started producing watches to their specifications called
Chronometro Gondolo." Their interesting marketing techniques enabled them to
become the world's largest retailer of Patek Philippe watches.
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.