Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1912. It obtained a Geneva Observatory rating certificate on 30 October 1914 and was sold on 9 April 1929.
According to the registers of the Geneva Observatory, the present watch participated at the 1914 timing contest where it achieved the mention "Honourable" with a total of 638 points. It had been prepared and adjusted by the precision adjuster J.-H.-A. Audemars.
Deck watches in gold are extremely rare to find, for the simple reason that they had a sheer functional purpose for which the very expensive version of a gold case would be utter luxury.
In the chartroom of a ship the chronometer was the most important instrument, but on deck or in the wheelhouse the smaller hence easy to carry deck watches were used. These pieces were moved all over a ship and were therefore mainly made of less delicate and cheaper metals such as steel, silver or aluminium.