Important Watches fake live auction concluded Tuesday in New York, bringing a total of $10.4 million – a 27% increase year-over-year.
Watches by Patek Philippe continued to dominate the market, with Tuesday’s sale led by a Patek Philippe Ref.2499 replica with gold case retailed by Tiffany & Co. which sold for $818,600. Formerly in the collection of Ira Lipman, the watch appeared at auction for the first time. A number of watches throughout the sale made their auction debut, including a rare aaa quality fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grand Complication with a salmon dial, which fetched $441,000. It also included a Charles Frodsham, London open-faced minute repeating split-second chronograph – originally owned by J.P. Morgan Jr. and on offer through the Estate of Alexandra McCain Morgan – which achieved $201,600.
Looking at the sale more closely, 83% of bidders participated online, and 61% of all sold lots were bought online while 27% of buyers were new to Sotheby’s.
36.2% of bidders under age 40, with bidding spanning 39 countries and in terms of depth, there were nearly 1,000 bids from nearly 400 bidders.
Many lots were pursued by multiple bidders: 48 bidders on Lot 154 and 40 bidders on Lot 7.
Audi’s “progress through technology” motto also applies to the importance of the tourbillon for replica watch design, because this eye-catching complication greatly enhances a timepiece’s visual appeal. A new trend contributes its fair share, too: many recent models are styled with such a strong emphasis on high tech that their tourbillons fit harmoniously into their overall designs. Here are 3 of these best 1:1 tourbillon fake watches. Richard Mille 50-02 ACJ Replica With Black Rubber Strap
Richard Mille collaborated with Airbus Corporate Jets, which builds luxurious aircraft, to design a technical miracle with an extremely modern-styled tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The split-seconds chronograph for measuring lap times, the torque indicator at the 2 to show how much tension remains in the barrel, and the display at the 4 to show which position has been selected for the crown are likewise readily visible. Titanium-aluminum alloy, manufacture Caliber RM 50-02, automatic, 30 pieces, $1,050,000. Hand-Wound Movement Fake Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire
In this transparent and very extreme wristwatch from Hublot, a vertically positioned tourbillon perfectly augments 11 vertical barrels, which team up to provide 50 – yes, 50! – days of power reserve. A battery-powered screwdriver is delivered along with the watch to wind the mainsprings. Sapphire, 29.5 mm by 45.8 mm, manufacture Caliber LaFerrari, hand-wound, 20 pieces, $575,000.
Titanium Case Copy Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie
A tourbillon provides additional visual appeal in the open styling of this newest technological tour de force from fake Audemars Piguet. This timepiece also offers a delightful audible treat in the form of the clearest and loudest minute repeater in the entire watchmaking industry. Titanium, 44 mm, manufacture Caliber 2937, hand-wound, 520,000 Swiss francs.