Introduced in 1968 with proportions inspired by the “golden ratio”, the Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse is the second oldest watch in the Patek Philippe collection after the Calatrava (introduced in 1932). Originally offered with a shimmering blue dial framed in yellow gold, the elliptical case of the Golden Ellipse established itself as a symbol of elegance and style.
Over the years, Patek has created hundreds of versions of the original iconic model using multiple different precious metals in a variety of case sizes, including haute joaillerie versions for ladies. Five decades of the Golden Ellipse have seen adaptations for cuff links, rings, and lighters. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the model this year, Patek Philippe has added two new versions to the Golden Ellipse collection. While there are many reasons to love any anniversary edition wristwatch produced by Patek, here are five reasons we love the 50th Anniversary Golden Ellipse Timepieces.