A stunning example of the Patek Philippe Ellipse reference 3548-1, one of the most iconic dress watch designs ever created.
The Patek Philippe Ellipse is one of the oldest and most iconic watches in the company’s catalogue. First released in 1968, the Ellipse quickly found a following among watch collectors and enthusiasts for its unique ovular case shape and elegant styling. While the watch has seen changes and diversification over the years, the underlying essential form has persisted.
The ovular case shape was uncommon in the watch market when it was first released, but it quickly found itself a cult following. The sleek design and comfortable fit made it a popular choice for everyday wear, and the high-quality construction ensured that it would last for years.
The dazzling, cobalt blue dial was another revolutionary step for the company. By the beginning of the 1960s, as part of its research commitment, together with their partners Patek had begun to test the realms of alchemy by altering the very nature of gold itself. It experimented relentlessly with all types of gold until it really did create something new: blued gold.
The Ellipse was also noted for its pioneering in marketing as it was the first Patek Philippe family of watches supported by a full range of accessories. This included lighters, cufflinks, rings and money clips.
Today, the Patek Philippe Ellipse is one of the most sought-after watches in the world. Its classic styling and enduring appeal make it a must-have for any serious collector.
As for the watch we have here, it's a stunning example of the reference 3548/1, the first reference of the Ellipse. Featuring a mesmerising cobalt blue starburst dial and 18k yellow gold case and bracelet. The dial's standout design was achieved through vacuum plating, resulting in a stunning cobalt blue colour that looks as good today as it did when released. The 3548 was powered by the manual wind calibre 23-300 movement.
Case Size (excluding crown):
Box & Papers:
Our Own Box
Case Size (excluding crown):
Box & Papers:
Our Own Box
Make this Patek Philippe Ellipse 3548-1 yours today!
For orders placed before 2pm orders will be shipped the same day.
Your watch will be carefully packaged and shipped fully insured with leading global courier companies.
Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £30. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £50.
Don't like it or change your mind? Return it for a full refund with our 14 day, no hassle returns on all sales. See the full conditions here.
Are all watches authenticated?
All our watches pass through a double authentication process to insure their authenticity. We also provide detailed photos of the watch from all angles to allow you to undertake your own anlysis. Finally as with everything, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly team
What if something goes wrong with the watch
Whilst all our watches are fully serviced before sale, if something does go wrong, we'll repair it for free as part of our 1 year warranty
Do watches come with original box and papers?
It depends on the individual watch. You can see details under "The Basics" heading on this page. For the majority of vintage watches their original box and papers have been lost to time. Whilst they are nice to have, it’s important to note that “box and papers” DO NOT authenticate a watch despite what many in our trade say. It’s also important to realise alot of sellers (including some of the most well known in the UK) put together full sets of box, papers, hang tags etc by buying blank paperwork and boxes in the secondary market. This is a very regrettable, but unfortunately common occurrence in the trade but something we will never do!
How do I know it will fit?
For metal bracelets we provide the size it will currently fit in the description section of this page. If this measurement is too large or too small we are able to assist in either adding or removing links. We also offer this service, post service on a at-cost basis (i.e. we don't add a margin).
Can you change the strap?
Absolutely! If you don't like the current strap, let us know and we'll change it for free! We maintain a broad selection of styles and can also source straps to your specification free of charge.
Can you source something similar?
Absolutely! If its not quite what you’re looking for just get in touch and we can source one with our Free, No Obligation sourcing service. You can contact us on phone, live chat or simply submit the details of what you’re looking for on our “Find a Watch” page.
What payment options do you offer?
We accept payment by all leading credit and debit cards, ApplePay as well as bank transfer.
Do you offer financing?
Currently we don't offer financing but it’s something we're exploring.
Shipping & Returns
Can you ship an order to arrive on a certain day?
We can certainly try! We can request with our shipment partners for delivery on a certain day but ultimately the exact delivery date is subject to a number of factors outside our control.
How do I return a watch?
Simply let us know you want to send the watch back within the 14 return period and return it to us via Royal Mail Special Delivery. We’ll process your refund the same day we receive the watch back.
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Patek Philippe Ellipse 3548-1
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