The Patek Philippe Company stands for quality and reliability. The Gondolo collection launched in 1993 is Patek Philippe’s contemporary interpretation of the Art Deco style. It demonstrates the brand’s commitment to form watches that figure proudly in the company’s legacy. The latest to be added to this collection is the Gondolo Ref. 4949. It is a totally new jeweled watch design with an unusual relief pattern. It displays its diamonds not outside on the case (measuring 30mm X 37mm) but inside along the bezel, protected by the crystal. Its flanks are decorated with a braided tress pattern that will make every woman’s heart skip a beat. The Ref. 4949 wouldn’t be a Patek Philippe watch if there were not something very special about this decorative braiding.
The time is indicated by two white-gold hands over a champagne dial whose hour-marker periphery is decorated with a radiant guilloché pattern. At 12 and 6 o’clock, it has two applied Roman numerals in 18K white gold. The date aperture is at 3 o’clock. Two rows of diamonds, 13 flawless Top Wesselton stones on each side, totaling about 0.18 carats, frame the dial. It is powered by Patek quartz caliber E19C with 6 jewels and 57 parts. The crystal is sapphire and it is water-resistant to 30 meters. This strikingly beautiful watch is worn on a chocolate satin strap with an 18K white-gold prong buckle.