Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1916 and its subsequent sale on 7 November 1917.
This "triple complication" represents the state of the art in watch manufacturing from the heydays of complicated and ultra complicated timepieces. Uniting the three main complications established at that time, being the perpetual calendar for the astronomical functions, the split second chronograph for timing purposes and the distinct minute repeating for the acoustic pleasure, it is furthermore enhanced by the best degree movement available at Patek Philippe. The mechanism is crowned with a high precision balance, constructed on the principles of Dr. Charles Guillaume's invention and usually reserved for precision competitions at Observatories.
No. 174'705, retailed by the world famous Tiffany & Co., is testimony to an era when America's wealth could demand the only very best. Amongst Tiffany's clients of the period were famous families as the Astors, the Vanderbilts and the Morgans.