50th anniversary of the Golden Ellipse
Launched in 1968, the Golden Ellipse has become one of Patek Philippe’s most iconic timepieces. Discover the 50-year history of this cult watch as well as the two timepieces that were specially created for this anniversary: a limited edition model in platinum with an engraved and enameled dial and a new Golden Ellipse Jumbo in rose gold with a black dial. We will receive the new Golden Ellipse in rose gold in July.
After the Calatrava, the Golden Ellipse is the second oldest watch in the Patek Philippe collection. It also exhibits one of the manufacture’s most symbolic designs as a legendary cult model that has survived five centuries of constantly changing fashion trends and signs of the times. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Golden Ellipse was vastly successful and established itself not only as a Patek Philippe icon but also as an internationally recognized symbol of style and class. In the late 1970s, the watch was available in 65 different versions. The remarkably thin Golden Ellipse case, originally fitted with a manually wound movement, was first endowed with the legendary ultra – thin calibre 240 in 1977, automatically wound by a minirotor completely integrated in the movement.