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Patek Philippe Ellipse 3605/1 'Gubelin'
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The Patek Golden Ellipse sits on a different plane, somewhere between a circle and a rectangle. Although simple in design, its adherence to the ‘Golden Ratio’ gives the Ellipse a pleasing harmony.
The Ellipse also dispensed with the traditional extended lugs found on other watches, only allowing the end of the strap to briefly interrupt the smooth lines of the case. This ref. 3605/1 from 1977 is a rare variant of the classic Ellipse. While most Ellipses feature simple gold cases and a leather bracelet, the 3605/1 comes with a luxurious integrated 18k white-gold Milanese mesh bracelet.
The 18k white-gold 'Jumbo' case measures a modern 38 x 33 mm and even with the inclusion of the ultra-thin 28-255C automatic winding movement the watch retains an elegant thin profile. The watch features a deep blue sunburst dial with white gold indices and elegant thin dauphine hands. A cool detail on the dial is the co-sign of world-famous retailer 'Gübelin' which obviously also delivered the watch back in '77.
This example is in perfect condition as it was only worn a hand full of times and as a cherry on top of this white-gold Patek Philippe cake, the set includes original and matching Patek Philippe Ellipse Cuff Links.
Patek Philippe EllipseThe 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.