With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied gold hour markers in 1938 and its subsequent sale on 6 June 1946. Furthermore delivered with Tiffany & Co. New York fitted presentation box, Tiffany 14K gold clip with engraved initials TAM, a short length of gilt chain and a gilt pocket knife.
The present watch is one of only four examples of such type with eccentric time dial and calendar apertures made by Patek Philippe, masterpieces of elegance and engineering combining the perpetual calendar and moon phases with the simplicity of an Art Deco style dial. As all four watches present slight differences in regard to their dial layout and colour, each can be considered as unique.
It is interesting to note that a nearly identical watch, movement no. 198'278 ordered by Fred Firmenich for Mr. Esteve Monegal i Prat, the creator of the perfume brand "Myrurgia", is on permanent exhibition at the prestigious Patek Philippe Museum, inv. P-1313 (see also "Amitié parfumée scellée par une montre" by Arnaud Tellier, director of the Patek Philippe Museum, published in "Magazine de la Tribune de Genève", edition no. 324, September 2004).