Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

152 Patek Philippe Elegant and Early Gondolo Square French Case Wristwatch in Yellow and White Gold With Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Lot Description

Model: Gondolo
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: White and Yellow gold
Year: 1920s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9'''
Case N°: 14950
Movement N°: 812584
Dimensions: 25 mm x 25 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

In the ’20s of the 1900s elegant, often rectangular cases with large dials decorated with big Arabic numerals became the masterpiece for Patek Philippe. The lot offered here perfectly reflects these features but stands out against similar specimens for its incredible conservation. The 25 × 25 mm case, made of 18k yellow gold, is in very good condition with curved shot lugs and snap on back and has been manufactured for the French market. The dial, predating the modern concept of design, is the perfect combination of form and functionality with its beautiful champagne color still alive and well preserved and the large Arabic numerals for easier reading of the time. At 6 o’clock the subsidiary dial of seconds and at 12 the long signature Patek Philippe & Co Geneva, Switzerland. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present movement and dial in 1926 and its subsequent sale on 10 June 1927.