Named after the Rio de Janeiro retailer Gondolo & Labouriau, who had a long and successful relationship with luxury replica Patek Philippe, the Gondolo line has been the home for a variety of rectangular Art Deco watches. This example is from the 5024 reference, which was produced from 1996 to 2006. Never produced in large numbers, it predates the era of Instagram and watch media that would later put a spotlight on all things cheap fake Patek Philippe.
With the production run ending before 2009, all of the 1:1 fake Patek Philippe Gondolos have a Geneva Seal movement inside, something that is becoming increasingly collectible now that Patek Philippe uses their own seal not subject to third-party verification.
The aaa quality replica Patek Philippe itself is a lovely stepped case with curved lugs that hug the wrist, making for an incredibly comfortable on-wrist experience. The outer minute track frames the Breguet-style numerals that are easily read and flanked by a seconds display ticking away at six. Measuring 30mm across and 38mm lug-to-lug, this rectangular super clone watch wears larger than you’d expect – this example is slightly longer than a large-sized Cartier Tank and only 6.5mm tall.
Cased in white gold and offering a distinct and elegant appeal, this Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe Art Deco design comes from one of the greatest names in watchmaking but remains underappreciated… for now.