Patek Philippe Ellipse

Regular price
$17,890
Regular price
Sale price
$17,890
REF 3948J
Manual
32 MM
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SKU AS05530
ref 3948J
case size 32 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color White
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18
Includes Includes signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold pin buckle. Also includes Extract from the Archives of Patek Philippe confirming production and sale in 1990.
REF 3948J
Manual
32 MM
+ View all
SKU AS05530
ref 3948J
case size 32 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color White
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Includes signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold pin buckle. Also includes Extract from the Archives of Patek Philippe confirming production and sale in 1990.

Why We Love it

In 1968, Patek Philippe released the Golden Ellipse.

Debuting eight years before the iconic Nautilus, the Ellipse—with its distinctive oval shape—was unlike anything else in Patek Philippe’s catalogs.

This example, a Reference 3948J, features a solid 18k yellow gold case gloss white dial with painted Roman indices, a blued-steel feuille handset, and Patek's hand-cranking Calibre 215 PS movement inside. Furthermore, this piece comes fitted to a signed black alligator leather strap with a matching 18k yellow gold signed buckle and an Extract from the Archives confirming production and sale in 1990.

Watches such as this one are fun and wonderful timepieces, and there's no telling if and when one of these in any condition will surface again, so don't wait!

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Gloss white lacquer dial with painted ‘Roman’ indices is in outstanding, as-new condition with blued-steel ‘feuille’ handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

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Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history. Few international luxury brands carry the gravitas of their name, and for good reason. The firm's commitment to excellence in horological manufacture is unflinching, and their track record of innovation in design without peer. They continue to lead the industry, and even their fiercest competitors have nothing but the utmost respect for the company.

From the simple elegance of their Calatrava line to the stunning study in miniaturization that is reference 1518 perpetual calendar to the modern reference 5750P chiming watch, Patek’s catalog is chock full of some of the most elegant and complicated timepieces ever made. Family-owned and completely independent, the firm has the freedom to do what it wants — such as discontinue one of the world’s most beloved steel luxury sport watches, the reference 5711 — when it wants.

Owning a Patek Philippe is for many the ultimate goal of timepiece collecting, and for a certain type, the only timepieces they collect. Whichever way you look at it, there is no questioning the elegance of design, superlative manufacture of their cases and movements, or the sheer elegance and emotion that comes from owning one.

Of course for a brand that is steeped in heritage, we are told “You never actually own a Patek Philippe…”

Well, you know the rest.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Make it yours will fit standard 18mm watches

Black Russian Alligator-Pattern Strap
Regular price
$109
Regular price
Sale price
$109
Seattle Blue Suede Strap
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$49
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$89
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$49
Patek Philippe Ellipse

Patek Philippe Ellipse

Regular price
$17,890
Regular price
Sale price
$17,890
Patek Philippe Ellipse

Why We Love it

In 1968, Patek Philippe released the Golden Ellipse.

Debuting eight years before the iconic Nautilus, the Ellipse—with its distinctive oval shape—was unlike anything else in Patek Philippe’s catalogs.

This example, a Reference 3948J, features a solid 18k yellow gold case gloss white dial with painted Roman indices, a blued-steel feuille handset, and Patek's hand-cranking Calibre 215 PS movement inside. Furthermore, this piece comes fitted to a signed black alligator leather strap with a matching 18k yellow gold signed buckle and an Extract from the Archives confirming production and sale in 1990.

Watches such as this one are fun and wonderful timepieces, and there's no telling if and when one of these in any condition will surface again, so don't wait!

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Gloss white lacquer dial with painted ‘Roman’ indices is in outstanding, as-new condition with blued-steel ‘feuille’ handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history. Few international luxury brands carry the gravitas of their name, and for good reason. The firm's commitment to excellence in horological manufacture is unflinching, and their track record of innovation in design without peer. They continue to lead the industry, and even their fiercest competitors have nothing but the utmost respect for the company.

From the simple elegance of their Calatrava line to the stunning study in miniaturization that is reference 1518 perpetual calendar to the modern reference 5750P chiming watch, Patek’s catalog is chock full of some of the most elegant and complicated timepieces ever made. Family-owned and completely independent, the firm has the freedom to do what it wants — such as discontinue one of the world’s most beloved steel luxury sport watches, the reference 5711 — when it wants.

Owning a Patek Philippe is for many the ultimate goal of timepiece collecting, and for a certain type, the only timepieces they collect. Whichever way you look at it, there is no questioning the elegance of design, superlative manufacture of their cases and movements, or the sheer elegance and emotion that comes from owning one.

Of course for a brand that is steeped in heritage, we are told “You never actually own a Patek Philippe…”

Well, you know the rest.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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