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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 88

    Patek Philippe. A fine, large and rare 18K pink gold openface keyless lever watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE, GENÈVE, CHRONOMETRO GONDOLO, FABRICADO EXPRESSAMENTE PARA GONDOLO & LABOURIAU, RELOJOEIROS, RIO DE JANEIRO, MOVEMENT NO. 181’040, CASE NO. 500'684, MANUFACTURED IN 1913

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    Patek Philippe. A fine, large and rare 18K pink gold openface keyless lever watch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, Chronometro Gondolo, Fabricado expressamente para Gondolo & Labouriau, Relojoeiros, Rio de Janeiro, movement no. 181’040, case no. 500'684, manufactured in 1913
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 21''', jewelled, moustache lever, cam wheel regulator, gold wheels, wolf's tooth winding
    DIAL: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer red 24-hour indication, subsidiary seconds
    CASE: 18K pink gold, engine-turned back, hinged gold cuvette, 56 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement signed by maker, cuvette signed by maker and retailer
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production with enamel dial, roman numerals and red minute figures in 1913 and its subsequent sale on 1 February 1915


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    Distinguished by its exceptionally good condition, this Chronometro Gondolo appears almost as new. A more perfect and untouched example would be hard to find. To the best of our knowledge it has furthermore never been offered in public before.

    For a note on Gondolo & Labouriau see lot 86.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.