Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare factory sealed platinum Anniversary automatic wristwatch with hand engraved and enamelled dial  Golden Ellipse 50th Anniversary, Ref: 5738/50P-001, Purchased 6th March 2019

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare factory sealed platinum Anniversary automatic wristwatch with hand engraved and enamelled dial
Golden Ellipse 50th Anniversary, Ref: 5738/50P-001, Purchased 6th March 2019

£ 70,000 - 100,000
US$ 90,000 - 130,000
Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare factory sealed platinum Anniversary automatic wristwatch with hand engraved and enamelled dial
Model: Golden Ellipse 50th Anniversary
Reference: 5738/50P-001
Date: Purchased 6th March 2019
Movement: 27-jewel Cal.240 automatic, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism & 5 positions, 22K gold micro-rotor, Gyromax balance, No.7177864
Dial: Hand engraved black enamel volutes and arabesques, white gold plate, white gold lance hands
Case: Brushed and polished oval, back secured by screws to the lugs, back engraved 'Ellipse D'Or 1968-2018', cabochon set crown, hooded lugs, No.6280052
Strap/Bracelet: Black Patek Philippe alligator leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed platinum buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 34mm
Accompaniments: Patek Philippe box, outer card, Certificate of Origin, Self Winding Movements brochure, swing tag, Patek Philippe pouch

Footnotes

  • In 2018, Patek Philippe launched the 5738/50P-001 to commemorate 50 years of the Golden Ellipse. Limited to 100 pieces, this magnificent enamelled and engraved watch honours the second oldest watch in the manufacturer's collection.

    When the Ellipse was first launched in 1968, its design was hailed as a striking combination of audacity and harmony. The balanced proportions were inspired by the "Golden Section," the divine proportions discovered by ancient Greek mathematicians. This tribute watch's dial has a spectacular volute pattern that has been painstakingly engraved by hand on the 18K white gold plate and subsequently enamelled to produce a striking design.

    Having only been launched less than 2 years ago and with such a limited production run, the Golden Ellipse 50th Anniversary is something that is usually unattainable and the current lot offers an opportunity to obtain a truly beautiful watch that rarely comes to auction.
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Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare factory sealed platinum Anniversary automatic wristwatch with hand engraved and enamelled dial  Golden Ellipse 50th Anniversary, Ref: 5738/50P-001, Purchased 6th March 2019
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