Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement in 1897. The gold case with enamelled coat of arms and the gold dial with blue enamelled Roman numerals and blue enamelled pattern in the centre were added prior it its sale on 17 November 1905.
Clock watches by Patek Philippe are extremely rare. The present watch is particularly unusual as Patek Philippe is known to have reserved the "Grande and Petite Sonnerie" mechanism exclusively for their ultra complicated timepieces. To the best of our knowledge, less than 10 examples of grande and petite sonnerie clock watches with no further complications are known to this day.
An additional and attractive feature of this watch is certainly its provenance. The coat of arms are those of the Cervantes family and it appears that it was in the collection of a direct descendant of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish novelist, playwright, and poet, the creator of Don Quixote, the most famous figure in Spanish literature.