A yellow gold 1:1 replica Patek Philippe perpetual calendar, once owned by Andy Warhol, is the star lot at Christie’s New York’s upcoming Important Watches auction.
The sale takes place online and in person on December 5.
The 1977 luxury fake Patek Philippe Ref. 3448 Perpetual Calendar in 18ct gold was sold in 1988, following Andy Warhol’s death, and remained with its buyer until 2014 before being solda gain to its current owner.It goes under the hammer with an estimate of $ 350,000 to $600,000.
Christie’s has 107 replica watches for sale crossing the block at its December auction including rare pieces from independents F.P. Journe, MB&F, De Bethune and Grönefeld.
A highly desirable and rare vintage wristwatch in itself, this superb aaa quality replica Patek Philippe Reference 3448 also has the distinction of having been previously owned by Andy Warhol, one of the most famous and influential artists of the 20th century, and an avid collector himself.
Collectors today place a high premium on uniqueness and distinctiveness of ownership, especially when it comes to the sophisticated realm of intricate Swiss movement copy Patek Philippe creations.
This particular Patek Philippe replica for sale, with its Andy Warhol provenance, is one of the most personal and elusive of the eminent classics to be auctioned.
The high quality fake watch is in superb overall condition. Featuring a last series dial with a satin opaline finish, a hallmark of Stern Frères, it displays the ‘Aprior’ trademark on either side of ‘Swiss’ at 6 o’clock.
Introduced in 1962, the Patek Philippe super clone online was the market’s first automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch. Scholarly sources indicate that only 586 units were produced: approximately 450 in yellow gold, about 130 in white gold, two in platinum, and one in rose gold.
This Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe was equipped with the revered calibre 27-460, recognized as one of the most advanced and opulently crafted automatic movements ever developed.
Estimate: $350,000 t0 $600,000.