With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial and Roman hour markers, Extra quality movement in 1901 and its subsequent sale on 23 September 1908. The extract furthermore states that the present watch obtained an Observatory rating Certificate in 1908.
This observatory rated heavy gold lever chronometer is one of the most impressive and attractive examples of its kind. Blessed with the extra-quality nineteen-lignes movement made to the highest standards, it is furthermore impresses its beholder with its substantial gold case and its highly artistic decoration. The floral scrolls are of unmatched quality and the three-piece case is decorated in a way that leaves and branches reach across the three parts, seemingly without interruption. Coming from an important private collection where this masterpiece was housed for the last decade, it stands out by its excellent overall condition.
In depth research reveals that no other "Extra-Quality" lever chronometer is known with such Art Nouveau style decorated case, highlighting this piece's importance.