PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3738/1 YELLOW GOLD BRACELET ELLIPSE AUTOMATIC JUMBO
An elliptical case, between a circle and a rectangle. A dial in blue gold, with gold hands and hour markers floating over its depths. When it first appeared in 1968, Patek Philippe’s Golden Ellipse was a bold departure from traditional watch shapes. But far from bowing to fashion, this innovative watch had a sense of inner harmony that was very pleasing to the eye. Its design was inspired by the principle of the “golden section” discovered by the ancient greek mathematicians. This “divine” proportion, expressed as a ratio of 1 / 1.6181, forms the basis of some of history’s greatest works of art and architecture.
Case: Two-body, solid, polished, snap-on case back, sapphire crystal.
Dial: Satiné blue with applied yellow gold baton indexes. Yellow gold baton hands.
Movement: Cal. 240, stamped with the Geneva quality mark, rhodiumplated, fausses cotes decoration, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance-spring, 22K gold micro-rotor.
Dimensions: 36 x 31 mm.
Dial, case and movement signed.
Comes with the modern Patek Philippe box, Patek Philippe’s Extract from the Archives, Atelier Tempus certificate and 1-year warranty.
Please note that total lenght of the watch with yellow gold bracelet is approximately 150mm – this length watch suits smaller men’s wrists.
Very nice, collectible condition.