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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 5738P
    Movement No: 3’121’366
    Case No: 4’710’750
    Model Name: Golden Ellipse
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34.5mm width x 39.5mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2008 and its subsequent date of sale on 19th November, 2008, and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - As the second oldest model in Patek Philippe’s collection still in production after the Calatrava, the Golden Ellipse collection was born in 1968. The word “Golden” refers to the Golden Ratio, the mathematical principle formulated by the ancient Greek mathematicians, widely used in the greatest works of art and architecture in human history. Inspired by the “divine” proportions, the elliptical case is adored by collectors for its extraordinary shape which stands out from the traditional round cases.

    - The present reference 5738 was introduced in 2008 for the 40th anniversary of the Ellipse collection and was designed to offer a modern interpretation of the Golden Ellipse which meets contemporary aesthetics. It was modified in its dimensions and was produced in platinum for the first time. In perfect harmony with the platinum case, the blue gold sunburst dial inside shimmers beneath the gold applied hour markers, resulting in a charming elegance that cements the Golden Ellipse as a cult classic.

    -Offered in excellent overall condition, the present watch is accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives and fitted presentation box. To the best of our knowledge, the present example is fresh to the market, and is one of approximately 20 examples of 5738P to have appeared publicly in auction. It is truly a perfect choice for the discerning collectors looking for an affordable iconic timepiece suitable for all occasions.

  • 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 fine and elegant elliptical shaped platinum wristwatch with presentation box

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

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$241,300

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024