Model: Limited Edition - White Gold Gondolo Trapeze 5489G
Condition: Brand New, with original box and papers.
Gender: Men's or Women's wristwatch
Item #: 1894
Description: The Patek Philippe Gondolo is an incredible modern timepiece for the contemporary man or women who, is classy and elegant. This watch features a 'trapeze' 18K white gold case and a fixed bezel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Its white dial has polished hands and index and Roman numeral hour markers. This magnificent timepiece is water resistant to twenty-five meters and it fastens onto the hand using a brown alligator leather strap with a pin clasp.
The movement is a Patek Philippe Caliber 215 Manual Winding Movement with eighteen jewels.
Case: 32.5 x 34mm
Box: Your watch will be delivered in the astounding original Patek Philippe box pictured. Or if you prefer, you can have the watch delivered in one of our signature collectable wooden watch boxes. Either way, the original papers will be included.
Every Watch Has a StoryTM is in no way affiliated with Breitlingand does not claim to be.
Story: Patek Philippe and Company was founded in 1851 in Geneva, Switzerland. They design, manufacture, and distribute, watches and movements in every corner of the world, and yet, the sheer expense makes a Patek a very rare watch.
Here at Every Watch Has A StoryTM more than ninety-percent of our Patek’s (as they are affectionately referred to by connoisseurs) are even rarer as they are one-of-a-kind creations that combine antique and vintage Patek Philippe movements with modern cases.
Aficionados and experts consider Patek Philippe watches to be the most prestigious timepieces in the world. Patek Philippe is the Rolls Royce of watches.
Antonio Patek was a polish watchmaker who teamed up with Czech-born Polish watchmaker Franciszek Czapek started making pocket watches in 1839 in Geneva in 1839. Five years later they went their separate ways and Antonio Patek was joined by French watchmaker Adrien Philippe who would become the inventor of the keyless winding mechanism.
It was Patek Philippe who popularized the minute repeater, the perpetual calendar, split-second hand, chronograph, and many of the features that became the foundations of what would ultimately evolve from pocket watches to wristwatches.
These are the most sought after watches in the world by collectors. Patek Philippe timepieces have set record prices at every prestigious auction house in the world.
In 1999, the company opened the Patek Philipe Museum in Geneva after restoring a building with a long history as a home to the craftsman who made Patek Philippe timepieces for more than a hundred years.
Auction prices have been driven up in many cases by the Patek Philippe Company itself trying to acquire pieces for it’s own museum.
Their list of clients include more royalty than any other watch, and celebrities clamor for both antique and the latest Patek’s.