A while ago, friend and fellow journalist Victoria Gomelsky asked me for a subjective listing of my “top” Patek Philippe replica watches online of the twenty-first century. She didn’t give much direction, preferring, I assume, to see what kind of answers she would get from the people whose opinions she asked (eight in total).
Victoria published her findings in an interesting story on Robbreport.com on December 26, 2019; however she cited only one of my top five Patek Philippes. Below is my full list.
Note that these are simply my personal favorites among luxury fake Patek Philippe’s modern offerings, not necessarily the models I think will be future giants on the secondary market – like the stainless steel Nautilus currently all the rage in collector’s circles, which I did not choose for this list.
All of my picks will, of course, be very expensive on the secondary market, though, should they arrive there.
Swiss movement copy Patek Philippe Ref.5250 Advanced Research (2005)
Patek Philippe is unquestionably one of the most traditional manufacturers in the world of haute horlogerie. And until the turn of the new millennium, the Geneva-based icon utilized nothing but metal and synthetic ruby in its movements.
When the brand finally introduced a watch in 2005 – Reference 5250 Advanced Research – utilizing the new materials it had been researching for some time, I found it to be nothing short of a revelation: best Patek Philippe super clone had managed to add what was then considered space-age material to its very traditional style of watchmaking without changing anything about itself.
Not only did this model catapult the watch industry’s most traditional house into the modern age, it did so by combining the much-discussed technology with a calendar style the Genevan brand invented: the annual calendar.
This perfect fake watch was and remains a fascinating study in keeping a traditional manufacture fresh.
See more about Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research watches in Give Me Five!
Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research Limited Editions.
Quick Facts 39 mm fake Patek Philippe Reference 5250 Advanced Research
Case: 39 mm, white gold, sapphire crystal case back with magnifying “bubble” over the escape wheel
Movement: automatic Caliber 315 Advanced Research with Silinvar escape wheel, 21-karat gold rotor with zirconium ball bearings, Seal of Geneva
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds; annual calendar with day, date, month, moon phase
Limitation: 100 pieces