Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

57 Patek Philippe Rare and Oversized, Rectangular-shape Curved, Wristwatch in Gold, With Enamel Explosion Arabic Numbers Dial. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 26,000

Lot Description

Model: Gondolo
Reference: N° 10
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1921
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 10“'
Case N°: 194 379
Movement N°: 288333
Dimensions: 26 × 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

In the ’20s of the 1900s, watches had increasingly found a place on the wrists of many businessmen. Few years earlier than the Great Depression of the 1929 market, Patek Philippe manufactured the present wristwatch in the perfect standard of style of the time. The case has a two-body composition with hinged case back very thin straight lugs and has been manufactured in 18k yellow gold and it is important to underline that this case is very particular with an unusual big size of 26 × 38 mm which compared to other Patek productions of that time make it a contemporary watch. Called by the Italian collectors “carta da gioco” the shape has been ideated to fit perfectly on the wrist and despite its age it has been preserved in a nice way with little signs of the years on the case like the oxidation that is clearly visible. The champagne dial has very large painted Arabic Dauphine numbers to make it easier to read, inner minute track and steel skeleton hands. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in yellow gold in 1921 and its subsequent sale on 13 March 1924.