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1977 Patek Philippe Ellipse (Ref. 3634J) 18K YG Onyx Dial With Box and Archive

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There is the saying that “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” and we think this couldn't be truer especially with Patek Philippe references such as this rare and sought-after Patek Philippe Ellipse Ref. 3634 with its gorgeous onyx dial. This particular Patek Philippe Ellipse is in what we would consider "time capsule" condition. The unpolished case is mint and has a light rosiness.  The original strap remains practically unworn and retains its original buckle, additionally, this watch comes with its original Patek clamshell style box, hangtag and includes an Extract from the Patek Archives. One of the most impressive features of this watch is the ultrathin Cal. 28-255 automatic movement, which is a remarkable display of extremely fine compact watchmaking.

This Patek is classic and timeless, this would be a great addition to a collection lacking a formal dress watch. This timepiece would pair great with a tuxedo or suit as it would fit perfectly under the coat sleeve and is simple yet ultimately refined. 

Stock # PP3634JONX
Brand Patek Philippe
Style Ellipse
Model 3634J
Serial 1.2XX.XXX/53X.XXX
Size Men's
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Onyx Black
Millimeters 33X38
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The unpolished 18K yellow gold case is in mint condition exhibiting a subtle rosy patina that is only achieved on gold watches that have never been polished. The case retains its original crown. The original Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap is practically unworn and the original Patek buckle has taken on a light rosy coloration similar to the case. 


The original onyx dial is flawless. The original dauphine hands are in excellent condition showing a light rosy patina that matches the case.


The watch comes complete with an Extract From The Archive, original Patek Philippe clamshell box, and serialized hangtag. The watch is keeping time and running flawlessly but extended service history is unknown.