Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1913 and its subsequent sale on 26 November 1919.
This watch is part of a small series of oversized rectangular wristwatches made by Patek Philippe in the late 1910s and early 1920s. Often made for the celebrated Brazilian retailer Gondolo & Laboriau, some examples were also released in other parts of the world. The particularity of the present example is that its case number is the lowest for this model to have appeared in public to date, thus rendering it the possibly first oversized rectangular wristwatch by Patek Philippe.
A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 106, pl. 118.