Patek Philippe

50th Anniversary of the Golden Ellipse

The ‘Golden Section’

In today’s market of ever more complicated and expanding watches the Golden Ellipse sits discretely under the radar to most. However, this somewhat understated timepiece is an extremely innovative one, using the ancient Greek ‘Golden Section’ mathematical equation for what’s known to be the divine proportions. With a ratio of 1/1.6181 precisely, it has been the basis for some of history’s greatest art and architecture and since 1968, the Golden Ellipse. This harmonious ratio is thought to be extremely pleasing to the eye, bringing a sense of peace and tranquillity to the dial which is shape sits somewhere between and circle and a rectangle.

When it first appeared in 1968 the Ellipse was not only known for its distinctive shape but also for the design and colour of the case a dial. The dial was made from a luxurious blue gold and the hands and hours markers seemingly floating over the deep blue. The dial and finish were truly mesmerizing and captures the hearts of not only Patek Philippe aficionados but also those who admire a timeless classic design.

This year Patek Philippe celebrates 50 years of their iconic model which for many represents the brands traditional values and are hoping to update you with new versions released at this year’s world-famous watch and jewellery show, Baselworld.

If you would like any information on the current range of Golden Ellipse please contact us through the website or call on 01202558928.