Patek Philippe Ellipse 3598 – 18K gold with cal 16250 – 1970’s
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Patek Philippe Ellipse 3598 – 18K gold with cal 16250 – 1970’sviced
Original collectible Patek Philippe Ellipse with reference 3598-1 in yellow gold from the 1970’s. It is a blue oval dial with light spots on it (See photos for patina). Each hour is marked with gold baton. The hands are in gold with Dauphine design. It is a “Swiss” model. Beautiful crown with the “Patek” logo. The movement is a caliber 16250 with 18 jewels. The movement number is 1266… The back case is in 18K gold with inside engraved “18K - .750 – Patek Philippe & Co Geneve – Ref 3598-1 - #525508”. The watch comes with the 18K original bracelet and Patek Philippe buckle. The width between lugs is 18mm. The length of the bracelet is 7.5 inches. The watch comes with the Patek Philippe box.
On May 1, 1839 the legendary watch company was founded in Geneva under the name of “Patek, Czapek & Co.”. In 1844, during an exhibition in Paris, Patek hears about a person named Jean Adrien Philippe who made an astonishingly thin pocket watch which could be wound and set without a key. Philippe became the technical director of the company the following year. In 1845, the company becomes “Patek & Co.” and in 1851 it got his final name “Patek Philippe & Co.” to reward the genius Jean Adrien. For the last 150 years, Patek is the pioneer for wristwatches. In 1927 comes the first perpetual calendar then the world time in 1937 and tourbillon in 1945. Since 1997, Patek produce 30,000 watches per year. In 2005, the company brought out an escape wheel made of monocrystalline silicon under the banner of “Advanced research” and then in 2006 by a silicon balance spring with the name “Spiromax”. Names are mythical like the Calatrava, World Time, Nautilus, just to name a few.
Manual wind movement with caliber 16-250. It has 18 jewels, 28,800A/h and 38 hours of power reserve. Adjusted heat, cold, isochronism and five positions.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 30mm
Length including lugs: 35mm