With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present timepiece in 1964 and its subsequent sale on 30 April 1964. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe invoice dated 8 July 2014 for a complete servicing of the piece amounting to CHF3,348.
Consigned by the family of the original owner, the present desk timepiece is fresh to the market and believed to be only the second example of a reference 908E to appear in public to date. Overhauled in the workshops of Patek Philippe in 2014, it is furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition.
Reference 908 was manufactured with the majority of the cases in gilt brass, few examples such as the present in rhodium-plated brass case.
For a note on Patek Philippe's electronic timepieces see lot 96 in this auction, consigned by the same family.