So far in 2021, there have been (by my count) 13 luxury replica watches selling at more than one million Swiss francs among the offerings of the three major auction houses, all by perfect fake Patek Philippe. These are as follows.
Christie’s held an online sale from the Dubai branch in April 2021 at which a best fake Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Reference 5002P-001 hammered for $1,590,000, setting two new records: one as the most expensive copy watch sold at auction in the Middle East and a new auction record for any watch sold online at Christie’s (the previous record for this, tellingly, was $600,000 in December 2020 for a Swiss fake Patek Philippe Reference 1462).
This was a different replica watch than the Sky Moon Tourbillon offered by Christie’s in the July 2020 Hong Kong sale, which I gleaned by comparing the case numbers.
At Christie’s Hong Kong auction in May, a unique gold Swiss made copy Patek Philippe automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch Reference 3448 “Alan Banbery” (manufactured in 1970, modified in 1975) reached $3,759,755 (HK$29,050,000), setting a new auction record for the reference.
At the same auction, a two-crown worldtime high quality replica Patek Philippe Reference 2523/1 hammered for $2,051,364 (HK$15,850,000); a Patek Philippe Reference 1415 with enamel dial went for $2,284,326 (HK$17,650,000); and a Swiss movement copy Patek Philippe Reference 2481 (HK$7,810,000), also with enamel dial, achieved $1,010,798 setting a new auction record for that reference as well. And a Patek Philippe replica online grande complication pocket watch made in 1890 for Jean de Gradowski hammered for $1,818,401 (HK$14,050,000).
And at Christie’s Geneva in May 2021, there were two more: a cheap fake Patek Philippe perpetual calendar Reference 1518 in pink gold manufactured in 1951 and retailed by Serpico y Laino achieved CHF 1,350,000 while a best quality replica Patek Philippe worldtime pocket watch Reference 605 with a cloisonné enamel dial hammered for CHF 1,170,000.
Geneva’s second round of pandemic-era May auctions in 2021 also brought three watches hammering for more than a million Swiss francs at Phillips’ Geneva Watch Auction: XII.
The top lot here was a 1:1 fake Patek Philippe Reference 2523 with Eurasia dial, which brought in a whopping CHF 7,048,000. It also achieved two new world records: the highest price ever for aaa replica watches with enamel cloisonné dial and the highest price for any yellow gold wristwatch ever sold at auction.
Top fake Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 570 sold for CHF 3,297,000, 16 times its pre-sale low estimate.
And a set of four Swiss movements Patek Philippe fake watches (first, second, third, and fourth series examples) sold for a combined total of CHF 5.7 million. I’m going to count this for my list.
Phillips’ Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII held in June 2021 gifted the watch world with two more fake watches online hammering for more than a million Swiss francs.
The first is wholesale copy Patek Philippe Reference 2499 perpetual calendar chronograph super clone wristwatch with an Italian calendar in yellow gold from approximately 1953. It went for HK$15,375,000 ($1,981,838).
And finally perfect fake Patek Philippe Reference 3974R, a pink gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch from about 1992. This best quality copy watch’s sale achieved the world record for the reference in pink gold at HK$9,325,000 ($1,201,993).
And, clearly, Patek Philippe replica watches for sale continues to be the king of the auctions, but prices are up across the board.