In 1872 Patek Philippe began a lasting and memorable relationship with a Brazilian jeweller based in Rio de Janeiro called Gondolo & Labouriau. Later that same year Patek Philippe delivers the companies first piece, a silver cased pocket watch. In 1902 Gondolo commissions an exclusive patek Philippe pocket watch with a gold gear train, the chronometro Gondolo and deliveries of that model start that same year. Now famous with Patek Philippe collectors the world over, the marketing method of the Brazilian jeweller is as famous as the models themselves. Gondolo and Labouriau offers customers the oppurtunity to join an exclusive club and in return with a weekly subscription fee. The jeweller would organise events and picnis where all members woud get together. Each week a member was picked at random and given a Gondolo Chronometro timepiece. They idea being all members would at one point own a Patek Philippe. Still to this day, Patek Philippe honours this exclusive club and retailier with its current Gondolo range. This particular model is the Gondolo Chronometro ref 5098. Made in an all Platinum traditional oval shaped case and held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching Platinum pin buckle. Fitted with the highly complicated and decorated Manufacture calibre 25-21 REC mechanical hand wound movement. Hand guilloched gold dial with transferred numerals and finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back.
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Patek Philippe Gondolo timepiece, all platinum oval style case, held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching pin buckle, mechanically hand-wound movement, hand guilloched dial in 18ct gold with transferred numerals and markers, finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back.
Hand-Guilloched Gold With Transferred Numerals