This Rare Gold UK AAA Replica Patek Philippe Chronograph Could Fetch up to $200,000 at Auction Next Week

Now might be your chance to snag one of UK perfect replica Patek Phillipe’s rarest and most historically important watches.

Next week a coveted luxury copy Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Moonphase chronograph will be auctioned off by Doyle as part of its Important Jewelry sale. It may not be the most exclusive version of the timepiece, but the sale still represents a rare opportunity to acquire something truly special.

The Ref. 1518 was introduced by 1:1 fake Patek Philippe more than eight decades ago in 1941. It was the world’s first wristwatch powered by a serially powered perpetual calendar chronograph. The complex style of movement had previously only appeared in pocket super clone watches for sale before the Swiss watchmaker figured out how to fit one into something that could fit on your wrist. Just 281 examples would be made during the 13 years the watch was in production. Of those, 215 were in 18k yellow gold, 58 in rose gold and five in stainless steel.

The example being sold by the auction house has a case made from yellow gold—or, as it’s referred to in the sale listing, “Gentleman’s Gold”—and was originally purchased in April 1953. For a watch that’s nearly 70 years old, it appears to be in decent shape. It was actually worn, so there is light scratching to the case and buckle. The intricately patterned dial looks great, too, though there is a small deterioration spot at 3 o’clock and the moon phase sub-dial is chipped.

As good as the best quality copy watch may look, there do seem to be some questions about how well it works. Doyle’s states that the movement is “currently running, but is not guaranteed to be in working order.” We imagine there are plenty of collectors who won’t mind taking a risk on it.
Doyle has placed an estimate of $100,000 to $200,000 on the timepiece. That may seem like a lot for a watch that may not work, but a genuine Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 doesn’t go up for auction every day. Either way, even if bidding ends up on the higher end of that range, it’s still a bargain compared to a rose gold or stainless-steel example. Those have been known to fetch well over than $1 million.

2005: UK Luxury Replica Patek Philippe Ref. 5959P For Sale

Today’s model is a cheap fake Patek Philippe. For science and astronomy fans, 2005 was a big year – the dwarf planet Eris (which is more massive than Pluto) was discovered, and the Huygens lander touched down on another remote world: Titan, mightiest of the moons of the ringed gas giant, Saturn. More prosaically but perhaps more immediately relevant to daily life, it was also the year that the very first YouTube video was uploaded: Me At The Zoo.

If your little Jack or Jill was born that year, and you happened to be feeling flush, I can’t think of a more memorable birthday watch than an unassuming gem from perfect replica Patek Philippe: The ref. 5959P, like the Double Split, was a first, but a rather more dramatic one as it featured the split-seconds chronograph caliber CHR 27-525 PS – nothing less than the first in-house chronograph movement ever produced by UK 1:1 fake Patek Philippe.

The Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe 5959P was released in a case small enough for it to seem a deliberate provocation on the part of Patek. At just 33mm in diameter, it felt to a lot of collectors more like a ladies’ timepiece than one designed for a general audience (albeit a very well-heeled general audience).

The 5959P was actually based on AAA replica Patek Philippe‘s very first split-seconds chronograph wristwatch, no. 124824, which was completed and sold in 1923. That watch, however, used a movement by Victorin Piguet; the diminutive size of the top copy Patek Philippe 5959P has kept it from zooming as viciously it might have in a different case (Patek would later release the movement in the 5950A, in 2014). Purely from an investment standpoint, Jack or Jill might give you grief for not waiting a year and getting them a 5711, to which I say, “that’s what you get for being born in 2005, kiddo, and guess what, I didn’t get you shares in YouTube, either.” Besides, the high quality replica Patek Philippe 5959P is a much more interesting watch. – Jack Forster

A Patek Philippe Collection Unlike Any Other Heads To Auction At Sotheby’s Hong Kong – Here Are Our Highlights

A Pair Of Jaw-Dropping Second-Series 2499 Examples
It’s not every day that a single auction is host to four different examples of the absolutely legendary fake Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph ref. 2499, but the Nevadian Collector is just that kind of sale. A fourth-series example, a third-series example, and two particularly noteworthy second-series watches will all be up for grabs come Monday. It’s the latter two I want to spotlight here.

The second-series luxury replica Patek Philippe ref. 2499 is, of course, distinguished by round pump-style chronograph pushers (compared to square on the first-series examples), plus the option for either applied baton hour markers or Arabic numerals, and the consistent presence of a tachymeter scale. The most common example of the second-series 2499 is in yellow gold, but as you’ll see below, pink/rose gold examples are rare and highly desirable. (For a full breakdown on the differences between all four series, click out Ben’s 2014 Reference Points deep dive on “the entire lineage of perfect fake Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronographs.”)

First, let’s look at lot 2018, a pink-gold Patek Philippe replica for sale with a Gobbi Milano retailer signature from 1957 that was once the world-record holder for most expensive 2499 at auction, after it sold at Christie’s Geneva in May 2007, for CHF 2,736,000. Of the nine total second-series examples in pink gold that are known to exist, this is the only copy watch that’s double signed with the original retailer’s name. (There are other Gobbi-signed 2499s – just check out this third-series reference that sold at Sotheby’s Geneva in May 2015 – just not second-series examples in pink gold.) Second-series + pink gold is more than enough to make eyes water (just ask Jean-Claude Biver), but the Gobbi Milano signature? It’s enough to make you go gaga.

Sotheby’s has the current estimate on lot 2018 set for between 24,000,000 – 48,000,000 HKD, or approximately $3,059,496 – $6,118,991 USD.

Next, we have lot 2021, a yellow-gold specimen of the second-series 2499, but – naturally – it’s not just any old example. Yes, this is the only known second-series 2499 to feature a luminous dial. It was last sold 22 years ago at Sotheby’s New York in October 2000, where it was consigned from the family of the original owner and sold to the Nevadian Collector, who has owned the watch ever since. Whoever ends up with the high quality fake watches on Monday will be just its third owner, ever.

What’s particularly interesting about luminous Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe 2499s is just how few there are. The reference was in production from 1951 to 1985 – over 30 years, with 349 known watches across all four series – and only five luminous examples are known, in total: one first-series example, one second-series example (the Nevadian model we’re talking about), two third-series replica watches paypal, and a single transitional model. That’s insane when you stop and think about it.

Lot 2021 carries an estimate of 6,400,000 – 12,500,000 HKD, or approximately $815,865 – $1,593,487 USD.