With the original Patek Philippe Certificates of Origin and Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with a total diamond carat weight of approximately 3.12 cts in 1975 and its subsequent sale on 8 October 1981.
Diamonds always impress and this stunning watch certainly does not disappoint. Popular now as in the 1970s and 1980s gem-set watches have a timeless appeal. Patek Philippe excels in not only watchmaking but also gemstone setting. This is the second known example of this reference, a glamorous evolution of the original Ellipse model set with 100 high grade diamonds. Suitably elegant the dial shimmers with pavè-set single cut diamonds and 4 sapphire baguette-cut hour markers. The entire dial is sumptuously set with this technique of paving the surface with rows of tightly packed diamonds. The bezel is further set with two stunning rows of brilliant-cut diamonds enhancing the overall luxury.
Patek Philippe in the 1980s understood their clients not only apperciated their watches but also their finely made jewellery pieces and started offering more en-suite collections.