Anticipating a change in watch tastes, Cheap Patek Philippe Replica prophetically released the Golden Ellipse in a move that would hint at the Nautilus, but today the ‘divine proportion’ of the dress watch classic is often overlooked.Most have historically been created the same, with svelte round cases and silvered or champagne-coloured dials, the kind that most guys have squirrelled away for when they break out the dinner jacket. In the 1960s however, watch tastes were beginning to change.
The beginnings of mass production at this point meant that watches in general were getting cheaper, with the inkling of what we’d today call fashion watch brands offering cheap, but decidedly not cheap-looking timepieces. Mostly though, at least in dress Patek Philippe Replica Watches, they stuck to that 50s template; round with a silver dial.
The gorgeous curve of the Golden Ellipse is satisfyingly beautiful and matches the 1/1.6181 ratio the ‘divine proportion’ is mathematically expressed as. It’s definitely the most likely of the two theories. However, I prefer the other, that it was taken from an airplane window’s view of an American highway, if only because it ties nicely into the porthole shape of the Nautilus a few years later.
Impressive as the case was however, it was just one part of the original Ellipse’s success. What might at first look like a standard sunray blue dial is far from it. This being Patek’s take on modern luxury, the dial was actually made from blue gold. Today blue is a rarity; then it was unheard of.
You get blue gold by plating solid gold with a mix of cobalt and 24K gold, which is easier said than done. You can’t just use an electric bath like gilding a movement. Instead AAA Patek Philippe Replica had to use a cutting-edge technique of vacuum plating. The result was worth it. With simple hour markers, the dial spoke for itself with the surety of a confident orator.
It’s coming back into prominence a little with the resurgence in watchmaking of all things 70s, but most modern buyers still gravitate towards the myriad Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica models instead. Perhaps they’re more confident with the standard circular shape, perhaps it’s simply that the Calatrava is more of a core part of Patek Philippe. It could be something as simple as the small, 34.5mm diameter.
With party season here the dress replica watches are out, and if you’re looking for the perfect finishing touch to your midnight blue dinner jacket, then there’s none better than this.