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This second hand Patek Philippe watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage or negligence. Water resistance is only guaranteed in line with manufacturer's warranty.
You do the math’ may seem a highly inappropriate expression to use writing about a luxury product, especially when referencing a timepiece from the illustrious Swiss brand Patek Philippe. There are however two reasons that the rather brash term can be seen as appropriate when describing this gorgeously simple ladies watch. Firstly, of course, is the price. To be able to own a brilliantly polished yellow gold timepiece from the ultimate luxury Maison for under £5000 is an opportunity that doesn’t present itself every day.
Secondly, this watch is destined to suit a person of intellect as well as sophistication thanks to some very clever mathematical principles. Simplistic in its design, neither circular nor rectangular, this hybrid of shapes can only be described as mathematical perfection. It is derived from the ‘Golden Ratio’, a principle of a ‘divine’ proportion derived from dividing a line length into two parts. When dividing the longer part by the smaller part, the number is equal to the entire length divided by the longer part. Evident throughout history in a multitude of shapes and guises, it is one of life’s great phenomena, and the secret behind the Golden Ellipse has long fascinated some of history’s greatest mathematicians, artists and architects. Despite the watch’s apparent simplicity, it is mesmeric. A perfectly polished gold case surrounds a sumptuous deep blue dial whose perimeter is punctuated with 12 gold batons for hour markers. Two long slender golden hands depict the hours and minutes with startling accuracy thanks to the quartz movement – so one can know the exact time even if your wish is to be fashionably late.
First launched in 1968, this stunning example of a ‘Lady Ellipse’ was purchased in circa 1990 and is a timeless classic. In excellent overall condition, it is secured with a sumptuous alligator strap with matching ‘Golden Ratio’ inspired buckle. This watch is a ‘statement’ that will, despite its age, always make an impact whatever occasion it graces, even five decades after its launch.
At Xupes we know that purchasing a pre-owned luxury watch online can be daunting. We aim to make your experience as seamless as possible, alleviating any concerns you may have when purchasing online with us. We ensure that every pre-owned watch that comes to us is transformed back to its best possible appearance and performance before being added to our collection. All of our previously used watches are fully inspected by our highly skilled and dedicated watchmakers in our accredited service centre which is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and machinery. Our commitment to excellent customer service and our in-house expertise ensure you an unforgettable experience when shopping with us. This continues after your purchase with a 30-day return period and a 12-24 month warranty on all timepieces, meaning you can shop with complete confidence.
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