Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1913 and its subsequent sale on 18 August 1923.
This watch was purchased by the consignor's great grand-father in 1923 and has remained in the family since. It is one of the very few wristwatches by Patek Philippe signed "Chronometro Gondolo" and thought to be part of a small series of six tonneau-shaped "Gondolo" models known to date.
Its rarity is further enhanced by the original condition and the period buckle.
A nearly identical watch, movement number 180'781, case number 287'180 is owned by the renowned Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. The example with the succeeding movement number 180'784 is prominently illustrated and described in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 103.