2.0231 Patek Philippe ‘Calibre Gondolo’ 18K Gold, 1895

£5,400.00

Top grade PATEK PHILIPPE pocket watch. Features a beautiful and ornate 46mm 18k gold engraved case with detailed monogrammed engravings on the caseback, as well as a finely engraved “Patek Philippe” signature on the dustcover as well as on the original white enamel dial. The production year accurately points to1895, making this timepiece a truly rare and antique collectors item and heirloom. The pocket watch also features a hinged double caseback, and hinged front bezel, not to mention the famous Patek Philippe calibre movement with Gondolo shaped central bridge, signed and numbered. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and a new, genuine brown leather 20mm width strap with white thread detail.

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Key Features

This top grade pocket watch is a perfect addition to your family heirloom collection! According to the movement serial number, the production year is 1895. Case numbers have their own numeration (see an example), so the movement and dust cover number is used for reference. The timepiece features an ornate engraved 18K (750) gold case with a masterful engraving and sophisticated monogram; a hinged double caseback, and hinged front bezel; and finally, the famous Patek Philippe calibre movement with Gondolo shaped central bridge, signed and numbered. The original signed enamel dial in perfect condition, with thin blued ‘Breguet’ style hands.

A note about the functions of the pocket watch: Pin set movement – press pin button to set time.

About Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe SA is a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer, founded in Geneva in 1839 by the businessman and aristocrat Antoine Norbert count de Patek and the watchmaker Francois Czapek.

They are one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history since their foundation, and are widely considered to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers globally. Over the years, notable figures including Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Pablo Picasso all wore Patek Philippe timepieces.

Since the 2000’s, Patek Philippe timepieces have repeatedly fetched high prices in auctions worldwide. On 8 November 2001 the Patek Philippe Museum opens in Geneva, documenting the development of the watchmaking art from the 16th Century to the present day by numerous valuable exhibits. As of 2018, among the world’s top ten most expensive watches ever sold at auctions, seven are Patek Philippe watches. Currently, the company is an active member of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case

  • Original circular ornate engraved case.
  • Condition: very good, small scratches and dents, has remarkable side dent, all hinges are tight.
  • 18K gold case body, originally hand engraved.
  • Gold 0,750 hallmarks, Calatrava cross and PPCo manufacturer hallmarks.
  • Mineral crystal, domed.
  • Gold hinged double caseback.
  • Hinged front bezel.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 46 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 57.7 mm.
  • Full height 65 mm.
  • Thickness 14.8 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original signed white enamel dial – perfect condition.
  • Delicate black Arabic numerals.
  • Patek Philippe” signature on dial below numeral 12 position.
  • Thin blued ‘Breguet’ style hands.
  • Small subseconds dial.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • Patek Philippe caliber.
  • 15 jewels.
  • Manual wind.
  • Gondolo shaped central bridge, signed and numbered.
  • Patek ‘moustache’ shaped pallet fork
  • Gilt mainplate and bridges.
  • Mirror polished screws.
  • Satin-brushed plates and bridges.
  • Polished wheels and screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day
  • Power reserve: 36+ hours – great accuracy

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

All Other Patek Timepieces in Our Collection.

14K gold Patek Philippe with the Same Movement Type, and Close Serial Numbers. 

Information on Monogrammed Pocket Watches.

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Case material

Gold

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

Swiss

Size grade

46-49 mm

Year approx

1890