Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold oval automatic wristwatch with bracelet and blue dial
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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold oval automatic wristwatch with bracelet and blue dial

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, ELLIPSE MODEL, REF. 3738/115, MOVEMENT NO. 1'195'319, CASE NO. 2'842'925, MANUFACTURED IN 1988

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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold oval automatic wristwatch with bracelet and blue dial
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ellipse Model, ref. 3738/115, movement no. 1'195'319, case no. 2'842'925, manufactured in 1988
Cal. 240 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22K rotor, blue dial, applied gold baton numerals, oval case, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe integral bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
31 mm. wide & 35.5 mm. overall length
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Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with blue dial, applied yellow gold indexes and yellow gold bracelet in 1988 and its subsequent sale on 13 March 1989. Furthermore delivered with two spare 18K gold links, leather wallet, product literature and presentation box.

The present Golden Ellipse is a fine example of the legendary model, distinguished by the unusual and rarely seen design with heavy link bracelet and the very good overall condition.

Golden Ellipse - marrying ancient and modern
With its divine proportions, the case of the Golden Ellipse, launched in 1968, has no doubt inspired one of the most beautiful chapters of horological history. Thanks to its unique blend of bold simplicity and formal purity, this watch has become one of the flagships of the Patek Philippe collection and most certainly one of its most instantly recognizable creations.

The elliptical design is based on the golden section, or "divina proportio", a ratio defined by the Greek mathematician Hippasos, around 450 BC. This discovery has fascinated both artists and philosophers and is instinctively recognized as visually agreeable and wholly balanced.

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