Hong Kong, Nov 25, 2022

LOT 51

PATEK PHILIPPE FOR GÜBELIN
REF. 4226 / 2, LADY’S, BLUE “SIGMA” DIAL, INTEGRATED BRACELET; “ELLIPSE D’OR”; 18K YELLOW GOLD

HKD 35,800 - 72,000

EUR 4,600 - 9,200 / CHF 4,500 - 9,000 / USD 4,600 - 9,100

Sold: HKD 50,000

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, vertical elliptical-shaped, lady’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, blue colour “sunburst” “Sigma” dial with radial applied 18K yellow gold indexes.


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model “Ellipse d’Or”; made for Gübelin, Luzern / Lucerne

Reference 4226 / 2

Year circa 1985-1987

Movement No. 1 400 782

Case No. 2 785 557 (by Les Ateliers Réunis S.A., Geneva)

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet integrated 18K yellow gold PP bracelet with clasp

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 16-250, 18 jewels

Dimensions 28 x 22.9 mm.

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

Patek Philippe, “Ellipse d’or”

The “Ellipse d’or” model was inspired by the “Golden section” (“Divina proportione” or “Proportio continua”), which is the perfect equilibrium of shapes and corresponds to the ratio 1/1.6181.

The family of the Golden Ellipse watches were lanched in 1968 and is still in production today, making it one of the most long-lasting models ever manufactured by the firm.

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“Sigma” dials

In the 1970s, the presence of the two Greek letters “Sigma” on either side of “SWISS” was intended to give a distinctive sign to Swiss-made dials with solid gold hour-indexes. Only members of APRIOR (Association pour la Promotion Industrielle de l’Or) were entitled to use this mark; among them, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, IWC and Omega.