Psst…wanna buy a £40,000 watch for $1m? Well, you might get your chance on Saturday when the first Swiss fake Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 with “Tiffany blue” dial crosses the block at Phillips in New York.
It might not sound like a logical investment, but logic doesn’t play much of a part in the perceived value of best 1:1 replica Patek Philippe‘s hottest property, the madly-hyped Nautilus 5711. And no Nautilus in history (to date) has caused quite as much excitement as the new Tiffany limited edition unveiled this week.
At the beginning of this year, brand President Thierry Stern provoked an initial stampede with the announcement that the UK AAA replica Patek Philippe Reference 5711/1A-010 would be discontinued, bringing to an end the possibility of buying a new, dark blue dial version of the super clone watch that most closely resembled the original Nautilus of 1976.
Already the cause of a mythically long ‘interest list’ and fetching a substantial premium above the £25,000 RRP on the grey market, pre-owned prices soared to as much as £100,000.
And then came the news that there was one last luxury fake Patek Philippe 5711 model waiting in the wings, this time the green dial 1A-014. The high quality copy Patek Philippe is currently listed on the Patek website with a ‘suggested retail’ of £26,870 – but don’t bother rushing to your nearest dealer, cash in hand.
Although (ostensibly) available only to the brand’s ‘most loyal customers’, green dial best quality replica watches quickly arrived on the pre-owned market and prices eclipsed those of the blue dial to the point that Antiquorum sold one at it’s Monaco sale in July for Euros 400,000 ( and clumsily revealed the vendor to be the son of the proprietor of a recently liquidated Patek dealership….).
Which is why some pundits believe the first example of the latest (and last, honest) Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 fake for sale announced this week – the 1A-018 version with a ‘Tiffany blue’, co-signed dial – will comfortably hit seven figures at Phillips this weekend.
The other 169 will (officially) be available to buy new only from Tiffany stores in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco at a price of $52,635.
Today, it is seen as an honour that Swiss made copy Patek Philippe allows its dials to be counter-signed with the Tiffany name – but the arrangement was initially introduced to give US buyers confidence that Patek Philippe replica online UK, a make that few Americans had heard of, was of sufficiently good repute to be associated with the country’s top jeweller.
Tiffany, however is the last to be allowed to do so – which is another reason why expectations of seven-figure bids for the first of the last Tiffany-signed Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe 5711s are far from unrealistic.
But what, one wonders, will it make musician and Patek-o-phile John Mayer’s Tiffany-signed Green dial 5711 worth…….?