January 17, 2009

Patek Philippe, the world-renowned Geneva-based manufacturer, is celebrating the 40th birthday of its legendary Golden Ellipse watch family with a platinum version and an exclusive two-watch set with matching jewelry.

With its divine proportions, the case of the Golden Ellipse launched in 1968 has no doubt inspired one of the most beautiful chapters of horological history. Thanks to its unique blend of bold simplicity and formal purity, this watch has become one of the flagships of the Patek Philippe collection and most certainly one of its most instantly recognizable creations.

The elliptical design is based on the golden section, a ratio discovered more than two thousand years ago. It has intrigued philosophers and artists alike and is spontaneously perceived as visually agreeable and perfectly balanced.