The auction for the important modern and antique timepieces was held by Antiquorum on May 12th. Before the auction, the perfect fake Patek Philippe has caused a heat and many professional watch collectors have estimated the final price of this model.
The black dial copy watch was auctioned by the high price which is 8 times of the original estimated price. The estimated price of this model before the auction was only 50,000-80,000 Swiss Francs. But the final price was reaching to 401,000 Swiss Francs.
Why is it so popular? The timepiece was released in 1996. The words of “PROTOTYPE” and “LABO” are designed on the dial and movement, meanwhile, the Comet power reserve indication has been designed on this model which is also the iconic feature of Nautilus Ref.3710/1A.
The distinctive octagon bezels will always make the perfect fake watches become the recognizable models in watchmaking industry. Do you know which watch brands have designed the charming models with these special bezels?
Girard-Perregaux Laureato was launched in 1975, becoming one of the earliest luxury sport watches. In 2016, the watch brand designed this flagship collection, creating the brand new appearance which meets the modern aesthetics with the obvious and outstanding octagon bezels. The highlight of thisGirard-Perregaux copy with white gold case must be the skeleton dial which allows the wearers to appreciate the sophistication of the movement.
2. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
As the pioneer of the octagon bezel, Audemars Piguet guided the trend at the beginning of 1970s. This year many new timepieces with upgraded design have enriched the family of the classic Royal Oak. The 39 mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak imitation watch successfully attracted the attention from all the watch lovers at SIHH. This timepiece was named as Jumbo, which is aiming to pay tribute to the original model.