You never know what you’re going to see during auction season. A few moments ago, the team at Phillips, in association with Bacs & Russo, presented to me a very special one-of-a-kind example of the 1:1 fake Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270 that will be auctioned off on November 7, 2022, at the biannual Children Action Gala.
The watch in question is a unique piece of perfect replica Patek Philippe‘s current flagship perpetual calendar chronograph, cased in titanium (!), with an emerald green sunburst dial (!!). The watch will be on display over the next few days during the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XV preview at Hotel La Reserve on the outskirts of Geneva.
If you’re wondering what makes this watch so special, it really boils down to the choice of case metal. AAA fake Patek Philippe UK makes very few wristwatches out of lightweight titanium, and the few times they’ve done so over the years have typically been for charity auctions, such as Only Watch. There was a Sky Moon Tourbillon in titanium that sold at Sotheby’s in 2014, and you might remember that titanium versions of the 5004 and the 5208T-010 each achieved massive prices at Only Watch in 2013 and 2017, respectively. A luxury copy Patek Philippe Calatrava Travel Time 5524 in titanium was also sold to benefit Children Action. But this is the very first time a 5270 will be cased in titanium.
Add in the use of a first-of-its-kind green dial and the fact that it will be auctioned off at Children Action, and you have the kind of cheap fake watch that should generate serious attention (and a serious sum of money) when it goes to auction.
“There are children in this world who need medical care and education,” Bacs said while presenting the Swiss made fake Patek Philippe to me earlier this afternoon. “There’s nothing more beautiful than when we can all come together and create a certain amount of funds to do good. Mr. [Thierry] Stern has made a super clone watch that I think you and I can only speculate as to what type of records it may or may not smash. It’s wonderful.”
Of course, Phillips itself is no stranger to working with Children Action – in 2018, the auction house sold an ultra-rare white gold top quality copy Rolex Daytona 6265 that was nicknamed the “Unicorn” and previously owned by John Goldberger for $5.9 million, and an A. Lange & Söhne ‘Homage To Walter Lange’ Unique Piece in stainless steel, for a record $852,525.
That’s everything we know about the best quality replica watches‘ background, but the good intent behind the project only matters if the watch itself is attractive enough to catch enough collectors’ eyes. I think that, in fact, is where the watch excels.
While it’s hard to top the Tiffany Blue 5711, the brand-new emerald sunburst dial on the high quality fake Patek Philippe 5270T-010 might even be more attention-grabbing thanks to its eye-popping Soleil finish. In the few moments I was able to inspect the piece, it was remarkable how the color transitioned with the light, from a light green tone to a more electric color, and even a saturated look that’s almost turquoise or teal in its coloration.
I’ll note here that the watch has a completely different effect than the olive green of last year’s Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-014 and the darker shade of green used on the platinum 5270 we saw recently at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022. Other than the case metal, the polished titanium case is identical in shape and architecture to previous editions of the 5270. Finally, although it’s difficult to discern in the images we snapped when we viewed the copy watch earlier today, there’s a metalized inscription imprinted on the sapphire crystal caseback that reads “Children Action 2022,” although the watch will also be delivered with an interchangeable solid titanium caseback to that can be used instead.
Sometimes a watch is just a watch. But then there are times a watch is able to change lives through charity. This is another of those rare occasions where the proceeds that come from this unique cheap replica Patek Philippe sale will leave an indelible mark on the lives of young people around the world.