Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1918 and its subsequent sale on 21 November 1922.
The engraved inscription on the cuvette reads To Louis F. Geissler in token of friendship and good-will from his associate Directors of Victor Talking Machine Co. 11-2-1922.
Louis F. Geissler was the company's General Manager from 1906-1918 and Director from 1919-1921.
Victor Talking Machine Co. (1901-1929) was the leading American producer of phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world during the the first quarter of the 20th century. Their logo titled "His Master's Voice" and showing a little fox terrier looking into the horn of a gramophone is certainly among the world's best-known trademarks.
The company was so highly regarded that the greatest voices and entertainers of the time would only record for Victor. It is said that the great Enrico Caruso when asked who would write his biography simply answered "My Victor records will be my biography."
In 1929 Victor was sold to the Radio Corporation of America, which then became known as the Radio-Victor Division of the Radio Corporation of America later RCA Victor.