Swiss Patek Philippe Gondolo Geneve 1913 hand wind pocket watch and 14ct rose gold / steel German ‘Marraige’ watch case with diamond set crown
with Original Jewellers sales invoice for £5250 and the following explanation of how they ‘married’ the watch:
“A truly amazing and utterly unique time machine.
A marriage watch is a common term used when an antique pocket watch movement is taken and re-cased in a modern wristwatch case
In this instance we have used a German hand made modern 14ct rose gold and stainless steel case with a sapphire exhibition case back.
The crown has been set with a beautiful, white and very clean diamond and this watch also benefits from a Mother Of Pearl dial with sub second dial and gold hands.
This is truly one of the most impressive marraige watches that I have ever seen or owned. No expense has been spared.
It is not for the feint hearted, measuring a whopping 55mm wide including the crown and 60mm high from lug to tip, The case is 12mm deep.
A real conversation piece that will be talked about wherever it travels. “
The patek signed movement dates to circa 1913 and remains in immaculate order and is keeping time, serviced in 2013.
Leather strap (used).
- 2012 insurance valuation from East Grimstead Watch Company Value £10,000
- original sales receipts
- white luxury gift box
- jewellers documentation & photographs
We agree this will certainly be a conversation piece, in stunning rose gold, steel, mother of pearl with diamond crown and with a huge case size of 55mm its a watch that will attract a lot of attention.
with such a big crown it only needs around 10 winds to feel wound, do not overwind, always stop winding when starts to feel tight.
Very good. Scratch to glass at 11 (see photo), not noticeable when worn. Light marks from wear no major damage see photos. Serviced 2013 and running well keeping time.