Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 5738P
    Movement No: 7'294'298
    Case No: 6'405'764
    Model Name: Golden Ellipse
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 240, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34.5 x 39.5 mm
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted box, and Certificate of Origin dated 15 July, 2020.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1968, the original Golden Ellipse design was influenced by the so-called “golden section” discovered by ancient Greek mathematicians and whose “divine” proportions inspired numerous artistic and architectural masterpieces throughout the centuries. By the late 70s, the Golden Ellipse collection encompassed more than 60 different references, from large masculine watches to high-jewelry ladies’ pieces. The Ellipse is now the second oldest model in Patek Philippe’s collection still in production after the Calatrava.

    Its elliptical case, between a circle and a rectangle was a bold departure from traditional watch shapes and still stands out today for its quirky yet elegant shape.

    The present reference 5738P is a proud heir of the original Golden Ellipse keeping with its signature shape, blue gold dial and even vintage style buckle but in more contemporary dimensions.

    Offered in almost unworn condition with its full set of accessories the present Golden Ellipse is sure to please the dandy gentleman

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5738P
A very elegant and refined elliptical shaped platinum wristwatch with box and certificate of Origin

34.5 x 39.5 mm
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF37,800

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022