Patek Philippe 5098P-001 Gondolo
In 1872 Patek Philippe began a lasting and memorable relationship with a Brazilian jeweler 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 jeweler is as famous as the models themselves. Gondolo and Labouriau offers customers the opportunity to join an exclusive club and in return with a weekly subscription fee. The jeweler would organize events and picnics where all members would 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 honors this exclusive club and retailer with its current Gondolo range.
Patek Philippe Gondolo Watch Features
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 caliber 25-21 REC mechanical hand wound movement. This Patek Phillip Gondolo watch is hand guilloched gold dial with transferred numerals and finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back. Part of a private collection.