With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1907 and cased in 1956 and its subsequent sale on July 19th, 1957. Further accompanied by a Patek Philippe suede pouch.
The present watch is an extremly rare and desirable example of a grand complication manufactured by Patek Philippe. There are only two known examples of the reference 699 with two train winding to the market. The current example is thought to be the only watch known featuring the sought after Tiffany & Co signature.
The straight line perpetual calendar and minute repeating complications are rare to find in any watch. However for a watch to exhibit the rare tandem winding movement containg two-trains, one for the going and calendar work and the other for the repeating mechanism the present watch belongs to the family of Patek Philippe Grand Complications.
Traditionally the repeating train of a watch is activated by having to push a slide in the band. With a trip-repeating watch the repeating is released at will through a button in the crown. The advantage allows the watch to retain the clean lines of the case and permits the owner to activate the repeat train at will a number of times from only one winding.