Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1891 and its subsequent sale on 25 January 1894.
According to the engraved inscription on the cuvette, this watch was exhibited at the 1893 World Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.
The World's Columbian Exposition, also called "The Chicago World's Fair", took place in Chicago from May to October 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World. The fair had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, Chicago's self image and American industrial optimism.
The International Exposition was held in a building which for the first time was devoted to electrical exhibits. It was a historical moment and the beginning of a revolution, as Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse introduced the public to electrical power by providing alternating current to illuminate the Exposition. The general public observed firsthand the qualities and abilities of alternating current power. All the exhibits were from commercial enterprises. Thomas Edison, Brush, Western Electric and Westinghouse had exhibits and General Electric Company (backed by Edison and J.P. Morgan) proposed to power the electric fair with direct current at the cost of one million dollars.
46 nations participated in the fair, it drew nearly 26 million visitors and left a remembered vision which can be recognized even in the Emerald City of L. Frank Baum's "Land of Oz" and in Walt Disney's majestic theme parks Disneyland and Walt Disney World (his father Elias had been a construction worker on some of the buildings).