With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin & Warranty dated 9 February 1909, stamped New York Office Alf.G. Stein, Director, 68, Nassau Str. on the back, and original fitted presentation box containing a spare crystal and spring. Furthermore delivered with the Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, monogram "CM", coat of arms and shield engraved to the case front and back in 1903 and its subsequent sale on 12 February 1909.
This watch is a fine example of a five minute repeating watch by Patek Philippe, a complication more rare than the better known minute repeating mechanism. Consigned by a private collector and fresh to the market, its rarity is further enhanced by its very good, original overall condition and the presence of the original certificate and box.
The reverse of the certificate is stamped New York Office, Alf. G. Stein, Director, 68, Nassau Str. Alfred G. Stein was a watchmaker who had worked at Tiffany before opening his own distributorship selling Patek Philippe at 68 Nassau Street in New York. He played a crucial role between Geneva and the American market and was rewarded a seat on Patek Philippe's board of directors in 1901.
For the illustration and description of the five minute repeating watch no. 124'611 see Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe Watches - Volume I, p. 221, Inv. P-168.