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Patek Philippe, Golden Ellipse, 18ct White Gold

After the Calatrava, the Golden Ellipse is the second oldest continuous collection in Patek Philippe’s modern catalogue with the first model in the family being launched in 1968. Featuring an elliptical case, between a circle and a rectangle, the Ellipse was influenced in its development by the “golden ratio” sometimes seen in geometric relationships.

This example features the iconic eliptical case manufactured in 18ct white gold. The dial is black with a minimalistic finish - the only details on the dial coming in the form of the Patek Philippe logo. It is fitted to a black Alligator leather strap with a hidden attachment to the case and 18ct white gold pin buckle. Powering the watch is the automatic cal. 28-255.

The watch comes with a Patek Philippe box and a letter from the manufacturer estimating that the watch dates to 1975-1980. Please note this is not an Extract from the Archive.

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Brand: Patek Philippe
Dial: Black
Movement: Automatic
Condition: Excellent
Box and Papers: Box
Case Width: 33mm
Metal: 18ct White Gold
Model Reference: 3589
Year: 1975-80
Our Reference: 78-65-116
Pre-Owned Price: £11,950.00

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