Patek Philippe reinterprets the Golden Ellipse

The Manufacture is reinterpreting its iconic Golden Ellipse wristwatch by endowing it with an exclusive brand-new bracelet whose modern patented construction unites comfort with elegance. Equipped with ultra-thin self-winding Calibre 240, the new reference presents a case and bracelet in rose gold framing an ebony-black sunburst dial featuring slender hands and hour-markers.

From the time of its launch to the early 1980s, the Golden Ellipse collection was proposed on several types of chain bracelet, such as the Milanese mesh or Polish mesh style. To these must be added a number of link bracelets with particularly distinctive designs. This great creativity contributed to the aura this flagship watch of the 1970s.

Patek Philippe is revisiting this great era of horological design by proposing an elegant chain-style bracelet in rose gold that follows the contours of the wrist and offers superb comfort while also accentuating the finesse of the case. The product of 15 years’ development, the new bracelet in 18K rose gold, hand-polished throughout, is distinguished by its modern, patented construction, which made it possible to recreate the style of the classic chain bracelets. It comprises 363 parts, including more than 300 links, assembled manually one by one. The new bracelet is introduced as an exclusive feature of this Golden Ellipse Reference 5738/1R-001. Its modern construction allows the length to be adjusted more easily, whether shorter or longer. The clasp (its cover adorned with an engraved motif continuing that of the bracelet) offers the choice of three adjustment notches.

June 13, 2024