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 Gonolo range. This particular model is the very fine and rare ref 5200. Developed with a new in house calibre, the model brings complications to the classic rectangular design. Made in an all 18ct white gold stepped case with a sapphire crystal glass exhibition case back. Held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching 18ct white gold pin buckle. Fitted with the highly complicated and decorated Manufacture calibre 28-20 REC 8J PS IRM C J mechanical hand wound movement. Features include 8 day power reserve with indicator, day, date and sub seconds. Silvered dial with applied gold markers and transferred detailing. Finished with a sapphire crystal glass. The piece is pre-owned in double sealed factory condition.
Patek Philippe Gondolo timepiece, all 18ct white gold rectangular case, held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching pin buckle, mechanically hand-wound movement with date, day, power reserve and sub seconds features, white opaline dial with applied gold markers and finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back.
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18ct White Gold
Silver-Opaline With Applied Gold Markers