Remember vintage luxury replica watches? Yeah, me neither, really. While the world has turned its attention to late-model watches, I thought it was high time to take a look at some of the most interesting old AAA UK fake watches that I’m keeping an eye on this fall from across the auction houses. Jack did a very nice write-up of the Phillips sale earlier this week, and Logan talked about the whole week here, but something about the fall auction season that makes me want to get back into the game myself. So let’s pretend it’s 2017 and look at 10 lots that I’m watching over the next few weeks.
Replica Patek Philippe 1463 Watches Retailed By Tiffany & Co. – Lot 78 at Phillips
There’s no question that the eyes will be on all four Dufours at Phillips – and the Langes, and the Journes – but don’t sleep on Aurel Bacs & Co’s ability to pull out some fascinating, under-the-radar vintage 1:1 top copy watches. Jack mentioned the steel 6062, which I think is a super-compelling watch in that it’s an unknown example of arguably one of the most desirable references in the most desirable metals and it’s seemingly incredibly honest (not something I can say about most steel 6062s), but watch that I think people should be paying attention to is number 78 – cheap Swiss fake Patek Philippe reference 1463 chronograph watches, retailed by Tiffany. The 1463 is absolutely one of the best deals in vintage luxury replica watches online going. It’s a water-proof (read as “beefy”), hand-wound chronograph from Patek Philippe! And in yellow gold, they sell for less than a 5711A!
I have owned a handful of 1463s over my collecting career and they are just wonderful – elegant but with real presence on the wrist, hand-wound for that vintage charm but completely easy to live with lacking those pesky perpetual calendar windows. This particular one is interesting in that it’s signed by Tiffany & Co – and is a very late production watch (something I’ve studied carefully, as I also own a brother high quality replica watches just 12 case numbers away). The estimate is CHF 120,000 to 180,000 which is a very honest estimate – and I’m not saying these should be worth more, but these should be worth more. Have a look at this yellow gold 1463 signed by Tiffany here.
Fake Vacheron Constantin Reference 4178 Chronograph Watches In Steel – Lot 168 at Phillips
Ah, Vacheron Constantin replica watches for sale. So much to say here. But if you want to see an absolutely perfect vintage watch, this is it. I know because six years ago when this watch first hit the public market at Phillips’ first big auction under Aurel, this steel chronograph was one of the buzziest best wholesale super clone watches of the sale. I think I even made a pretty serious run at it, only to see it sell for what was then over five times the estimate. What does it have going for it? It’s a hand-wound chronograph, in steel, with a lovely salmon pulsation dial. Condition is excellent, and man, Ben of 2012 would’ve just about died to own this perfect 2021 fake watches. There was a time where I thought the steel 4178 was the absolute cat’s meow – I ended up owning one, but with a dial that was, well, “sub-authentic”?