We are proud to offer the timelessly classic Patek Philippe "Officers Style" wristwatch showcased in today's offering. It likely is an extremely high quality conversion from a pendant design.
Patek collectors will recognize the name Chronometro Gondolo from the famous lottery associated with Gondolo & Labouriau, a Rio-de-Janeiro jeweler.
Sold exclusively by Gondolo & Labouriau using an ingenious marketing concept, these watches feature enhanced technical elements designed to showcase Patek Philippe's unrivaled watchmaking prowess.
To read more about Gondolo & Labouriau unique marketing strategy, please view this excellent article posted on the Purist's website* here
Here are just a a few of the movement's exceptional attributes:
A unique, caliber created specially for Gondolo and found in no other Patek Philippe timepiece
9K rose gold wheel trains for enhanced function and beauty
Straight line lever escapement "à moustaches" ("with mustaches")
Enhanced micrometric regulator for precision regulating of the timing fast or slow
Mainspring barrel arbor fitted with a square indentation for releasing (unwinding) the mainspring
It showcases an extremely pleasing design with gorgeous black dial and sepia tone luminous. The case is timelessly elegant. Our photos couldn't begin to capture the beauty of the watch.
Its case presents in excellent condition. It has one pin prick indention in the back and a couple of other tiny pin pricks in the back. On the wrist it presents as close to mint. The previous lug installation was done perfectly so as to be indistinguishable from new. The gold screws are in excellent condition and tighten well to hold the band.
Its dial presents as mint to the naked eye. With the bezel popped open when it is examined under magnification fine surface aging scratches are visible.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 value).
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function.
Patek's page on the Gondolo can be found here
. Own a stunning converted Officer's Style Patek for a small fraction of the $30,000 price of an all-original one.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1900 - 1910
Serial no.: 133,977
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside cuvette): Full cool Gondolo wording - matching case number to serial number 133,977
Case markings (inside case back): PP Calatrava cross, 18K 270,661
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co., 18K .750, Switzerland
Case condition: Excellent condition. It has one pin prick indention in the back and a couple of other tiny pin pricks in the back. On the wrist it presents as close to mint. The previous lug installation was done perfectly so as to be indistinguishable from new.
Dimensions: 32mm (excluding the crown) x 38mm long lug tip to tip.
Dial: Black with sepia tone luminous Arabic indices, signed Patek Philippe and Chronometro Gondolo, previous expertly refinished - presents in beautiful condition
Movement type: Extremely high grade keyless pocket chronometer, signed Patek Philippe, frosted gilt, 18 jewels, straight line "mustache" lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, Wilmot's patented micrometer cam regulator, wolf's tooth winding wheels, gold wheel train
Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, 133,977
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Servicing: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.