With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1887 and its subsequent sale on August 8th of the following year. The extract further confirms the movement was sold without a case.
To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.
The firm Jaques & Marcus, located at 857 Broadway in New York, USA, became Marcus & Co. when the second Marcus son joined his father and elder brother in the business. Renowned jewelers in the Art Nouveau style and retailers of Patek Philippe, Marcus & Co. later maintained another location on the corner of 45th Street and Fifth Avenue. In 1962 Marcus & Co. merged with Black, Starr & Frost. The new firm was subsequently purchased by Kay Jewelers, and then Sterling Inc.