Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

29 Patek Philippe Elegant and Precious, Golden Ellipse, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Retailed by Gübelin, Reference 3862

Estimate: € 2,000 –⁠ 4,000

Sold € 5,720

Model: Golden Ellipse
Reference: 3862
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 240
Case N°: 2798797
Movement N°: 1 193 299
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

The Golden Ellipse model by Patek Philippe, launched in 1968, has the typical shape that fits perfectly to the male and female wrist. Its very minimalistic and extremely elegant design immediately conquered the public and became one of the most popular models on the market. The rounded rectangular shape case was designed with the influence of the “Golden Ratio”, discovered by ancient Greek mathematicians and whose “divine” proportions can be found in some of the most beautiful architectural monuments and artistic masterpieces throughout the centuries. Over the years many different versions of this model have been produced, featuring various dials and materials. The present reference 3862 has a yellow-gold cushion-shaped case with stepped bezel and straight lugs finely preserved and fitted with a silvered dial and applied baton numerals. It is further embellished by the famous retailer Gübelin signature at six o’clock, whose shop opened to the public in Lucerne since 1854.