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Patek Philippe are regarded as one of if not the finest watchmaking company in the world, and their Ellipse model has been a signature design since its release in 1968. This particular Patek Philippe Ellipse is a bit more special than most, as it has a much wider case that elegantly widens out further on the sides. Known as the "Jumbo Ellipse" it also has the iconic Patek Philippe blue dial which was the only colour that the first Ellipse models had. Not only is the dial so beautiful to admire, but it is also a rare sigma dial. At the bottom of this dial on each side of the word "Swiss", is the Greek letter sigma (Ă“). What this subtle yet important mark designates, is that the hands are in solid gold. And whereas on other watches using the sigma dial, the indexes would also be in gold, here the entire dial is itself gold under the blue as can be seen as the index markers and stylish Roman numerals for 3,6,9 and 12 are actually engraved showing the gold below the blue surface. Used by a few watch companies in Switzerland from 1970, it was among its main reason to signify when gold parts were on the dial to subsequently add to both the financial and intrinsic value of a watch. The 18 carat case measures 35.5mm by 33mm across plus the Patek Philippe crown and is fitted on a very elegant genuine crocodile band. Inside is the beautiful thirty six jewelled automatic Patek Philippe calibre 28-255 that has been fully serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty. This is an extremely elegant and stylish watch that is perfect for someone who appreciates the finer things in life. Stock# W1308 Maker: Patek Philippe Model: Patek Philippe Jumbo Ellipse reference 3589 Circa: 1970 $Sold.