This watch is accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives. It is also accompanied by a Patek Philippe original fitted presentation box and outer packaging from Tiffany & Co.
The world time mechanism was invented by celebrated Geneva watchmaker Louis Cottier (1894-1966). The technology was incorporated into watches by several of Switzerland's leading watch firms, including Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin and Rolex.
Patek Philippe produced a wide array of world time pocket watches and wristwatches from the 1930s through the 1960s, with tremendous variety in case and dial design. The present lot, with polychrome cloisonne enamel dial depicting North America, is one of the most desirable variations of world time pocket watches produced by the renowned firm.