Nevertheless, the luxury replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Rainbow Minute Repeater, Reference 5260, is something else. Not least, it’s the first time Patek has created a minute repeater version of the Aquanaut: a slider on the left-hand flank of the watch sets off the system of chimes and dings to give an aural reading of the time.
(Lest there be any doubt as to the importance 1:1 fake Patek Philippe places upon the complication, last week it announced a limited edition minute repeater bearing the face of Philippe Stern, the brand’s former President and father of current incumbent Thierry, who took it upon himself to listen to every chiming model personally before it went to its owner – something his son has continued).
Decorating the octagonal case, meanwhile, is a gem-setting fireworks display, with 52 rainbow-coloured baguette-cut sapphires (3.19 ct), 112 baguette-cut diamonds (7.31 ct) and 160 brilliant-cut diamonds. Rainbow gem-setting has become a notable trend in high-jewellery super clone watches online in the past few years; Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe’s may be a late entry, but is arguably the definitive example too.