Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

154 Patek Philippe Unusual Gondolo Tonneau Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 5098P, With silvered guilloché dial, Full Set

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 58,500

Lot Description

Model: Chronometro Gondolo
Reference: 5098P
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2008
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 25-21 REC
Case N°: 3708209
Movement N°: 4440744
Dimensions: 32 x 42 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Certificate of Origin and Engine for Time-Machine

From the first moment the wristwatch was presented to the world, the brands tried to develop its design in the most beautiful and elegant way possible. From this will was born therefore one of the most particular and appreciated forms ever produced, the Tonneau. Widely explored by various brands, this shape reminiscent that of a barrel (in Frances Tonneau) was also used by Patek Philippe to give life to its iconic Gondolo model, now much sought after by collectors. Superb example of the Art Deco modern style and prominent exponent of the roaring twenties, this model was produced in the late 1910s and early 1920s in an exceedingly small series, often for Patek’s celebrated Brazilian retailer Gondolo & Labouriau Relojoeiros in Rio de Janeiro. In 2007, Patek Philippe paid homage to the beloved watch by launching reference 5098 in platinum. This example is the perfect opportunity for the lovers of fané wristwatches. Its platinum case still maintains the original proportions with the thin screwed lugs. The watch features a wonderful Guilloché two-tone silver dial with painted black radial Breguet numerals on a plain reserve, outer minute track, and a very discreet diamond set within the case between the lugs at 6 o'clock, the firm's signature for platinum timepieces.