13 November 2001
PATEK PHILIPPE, AN 18ct. GOLD OPEN FACED KEYLESS LEVER POCKET WATCH
Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve for Gondolo & Labourian, Rio de Janeiro, Chronometro Gondolo, Movement No. 142891, circa 1910.
frosted gilt movement, jewelled to the centre, wolf's tooth winding, bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel spiral spring, moustache lever, snail regulation, signed and inscribed gold cuvette, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, arabic five minutes, subsidiary seconds, gold hour and minute hands, engine turned case (No.248782), movement, dial and case signed.
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