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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1982
    Reference No: 4307/1
    Movement No: 1'405'372
    Case No: 2'792'638
    Model Name: Gold Ellipse
    Material: 18K yellow gold, diamond and blue guilloché enamel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 16-250, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe integrated link bracelet, max length 140mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 25mm. Wide
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with blue guilloché enamel in 1982 and its subsequent sale on May 4th, 1982.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Gold Ellipse collection from Patek Philippe was introduced in 1968 as a departure from traditional wristwatch shapes. Produced for both men and women, the rounded elliptical case was inspired by the “golden ratio” discovered by the ancient Greeks. The present watch is an elegant representation of the watch with its 57 round cut diamond-set bezel, and spectacular deep blue guilloché enamel dial with diamond numerals. The Patek Philippe case is enhanced by the workmanship of the integrated mesh link bracelet. The watch is unknown to the market and is the first seen with the blue dial. The watch is an inspiration equal to that of the “golden ratio”.

  • 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. 4307/1
A lady’s very rare and highly attractive yellow gold and diamond-set wristwatch with blue guilloché enamel dial and integrated bracelet

25mm. Wide
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$35,000 - 55,000 

Sold for HK$175,000

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