Patek Philippe Ellipse
The Ellipse is Patek Philippe’s second-oldest model – after the Calatrava – and maybe is one of the most questionable but elegant designs the Swiss watch brand ever made. The bold, elliptical case is based on perfection since its design, that’s neither a circle nor a rectangle, was built according to the ratio 1/1.6181, better known as ‘the golden ratio’ or ‘golden section’. This ratio was discovered by ancient Greek mathematicians and the most famous masterpieces in art – like the Mona Lisa – and architecture, and even nature and parts of the human body – like the face – were based on this principle of perfect harmony and balance. The combination of this ratio and Patek Philippe’s magnificent design made this beautiful dress watch a worldwide symbol of style and class.