To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this design, which has been conceived with a the classic golden ratio in mind, Patek is introducing a new rose gold”Jumbo” version using a 34.5mm x 39.5mm instance along with an ebony black sunburst dial. This new variant of the larger format Reference 5738 combines the existing platinum version that was launched 10 years ago for the watch’s 40th anniversary. Inside is the ultra-thin caliber 240 with micro-rotor. The movement steps only 2.53mm from top to bottom, permitting the Patek Philippe golden ellipse 50th anniversary replica watch itself to come in with a total height of only under 6mm.
Just like a lot of younger watch enthusiasts (I am still youngish, correct?) , I’ve long seen the Golden Ellipse as type of an older guy’s opinion, however this larger format variation, that measures just south of 40mm from top to bottom along with a hair beneath 35mm across, appeals to me in a manner that I hadn’t really expected. Perhaps the supposed timelessness of the Golden Ratio is something which I had to grow into. The Golden Ellipse is back on my radar as a great ultra-thin automated option. The heat of this watch’s rose gold case is really well tempered by the black sunray dial and the onyx placed within the crown.