Swiss fake Patek Philippe is generally regarded as Switzerland’s finest purveyor of men’s watches and a precursor in combining complications. But this sentence is not entirely accurate: Patek Philippe is Switzerland’s finest producer of men’s and replica watches for women uk and has been catering to both sexes since it was founded in 1839.
Do not be misled; perfect replica Patek Philippe UK and women go back a long way, well over a century before the launch of the dedicated Twenty~4 women’s collection in 1999. Archives held by Patek, Czapek & Cie. reveal that one of the fledgling brand’s first clients was Madame Goscinska, who acquired three timepieces in 1839. Queen Victoria was also smitten by 1:1 copy Patek Philippe’s creations and selected a pocket watch fitted with the brand’s innovative keyless winding system in 1851 (invented by partner Jean Adrien Philippe). Another client was the Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, who commissioned the brand’s first wristwatch in 1868. Defying the convention of wearing a timepiece as a pendant, she fastened Antoni aaa quality fake Patek Philippe’s gold bangle around her wrist to admire the elaborate rectangular hinged case with diamonds housing a miniature baguette movement. Interestingly, although these timepieces were beautifully decorated, they delivered genuine horological content to women.
Moving into the 20th century, in 1916, cheap fake Patek Philippe presented the first complication for women in wristwatch format – No. 174 603 – with a sophisticated five-minute repeater. In 2009, it launched its in-house manual column-wheel chronograph calibre – CH 29-535 PS – inside a women’s watch (Ref. 7071, updated into the Ref. 7150 in 2018). Just two years later, a trio of ultra-thin grand complication watches for women materialised with the Ref. 7000 minute repeater, the Ref. 7059 mono-pusher split-seconds chronograph, and the perpetual calendar Ref. 7140.
Although I appreciate gem-set and métiers d’art watches, I was thrilled with the release of the aaa quality replica Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 7234 for women in 2018 (see below). Not only does it house a useful GMT complication, but the watch’s bold and unprecedented vintage spirit was also a breath of fresh air for the Amelia Earharts of this world looking for a sporty unisex pilot’s watch with a diameter that doesn’t swamp the wrist.
The high quality fake Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce released earlier this year elicited precisely the same response. Like the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, it avoids the stereotypical trappings of women’s watches. With its 39.9mm diameter, the Aquanaut Lucre Annual Calendar is the largest model in the line-up and definitely the odd one out. All the other top super clone Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce models currently in the collection – save for the Ref. 7968 Rainbow chronograph – come in at 38.8mm and 35.6mm. It’s interesting to note that four of the nine Aquanaut Luce references are still powered by quartz, and eight are gem-set.
As the only non-diamond-set model, the best 1:1 replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar in rose gold does justice to the sporty design of the Aquanaut. Released in 1997, the Aquanaut leaned heavily on the design codes of Gerald Genta’s Nautilus and was often alluded to as the Nautilus Jr. Targeting a younger dot.com generation, the case of the Aquanaut was less complex but featured an eight-sided satin-brushed bezel and came with a trendy tropical rubber strap mirroring the raised guilloché chequerboard pattern on the dial. The top copy Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce for Women joined the collection in 2004 with its mix of quartz and mechanical movements. You can read all about the origins and evolution of the Swiss movement copy Patek Philippe Aquanaut collection in our two-part series here.