With Patek Philippe Gondolo & Labouriau original certificate confirming the engine-turned back and engraved initials AS, original fitted presentation box numbered 135904. Furthermore delivered with the original receipt dated Rio de Janeiro 5 August 1944, signed Amelia dos Santos, confirming reception of the amount of Cr. 2,250 from her daughter Maria Amelia for the watch Patek Philippe which belonged to her husband. The Extract from the Archives confirms production of the present watch with enamel dial, Roman numerals, guilloché case back with engraved monogram AS in 1906 and its subsequent sale on 25 July 1906.
This attractive example of one of Patek Philippe's "Gondolo" watches stands out by its excellent overall condition and the presence of the original certificate, box and receipt related to the first owner, Antonio Alves dos Santos for whom the watch had been customized, as confirmed by the certificate and the Extract. It has furthermore never been offered in public before.
Another example of a similar Gondolo watch is illustrated and described in Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe Watches - Volume II, p. 123, Inv. P-210.