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18ct rose gold open face chronometro Gondolo pocket watch. Made 1915

18ct rose gold open face chronometro Gondolo pocket watch. Made 1915

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Information

  • Brand: Patek Philippe
  • Made: 1915
  • Model: Gondolo
  • Reference: Chronometro
  • Calibre: 20'''
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct rose gold
  • Features/complications: 24 hour dial and hinged cuvette case back
  • Dial: White enamel dial with black printed outer minute track featuring 24 hour register with gold spade hands and subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock
  • Case dimensions: 55mm
  • Bracelet/strap: N/A
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 3120

Essay

In 1872, Patek Philippe began selling watches in South America through the retailer Gondolo and Labouriau, based in Rio de Janeiro. Their relationship lasted until 1927, and proved extremely lucrative for Patek. Gondolo and Labouriau retailed nearly a third of Patek Philippe’s entire production while Europe suffered economically in the leaner years surrounding the First World War. Sales in South America were so successful that Brazilians began to use ‘Patek’ as a substitute for the noun, ’watch.’