Auction Absurdity — Why Pay So Much More For AAA Perfect Rolex Or Patek Philippe Fake Watches UK?

There is a benefit to buying 1:1 replica watches if its proceeds go to charity. Under U.S. tax laws, the buyer of a watch like the Nautilus 5711 Tiffany 170th Anniversary Limited Edition (an unnamed New Yorker, according to insiders) can claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value. The donor must be able to show, however, that he or she knew that the value of the item was less than the amount paid. Let’s check the numbers to be sure. The list price of the Nautilus is $52,635. The price when the hammer finally fell was $5,350,000. And with the buyer’s premium added on top, the total price tag read $6,503,000. Check! That’s a tax deduction of $6,450,365 (!) for the buyer if I’m not mistaken. However, I’m not a U.S tax expert, so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Why pay so much more for a Patek Philippe or Rolex at an auction?

But though the Phillips 2021 New York Watch Auction raked in $35.9 million in total, the buyers of the others UK fake watches didn’t get that big tax break. They simply just paid top dollar. Well, more than top dollar, because some of the prices were, well, alarming, to put it mildly. But why pay so much more for a Patek Philippe or Rolex at an auction than you would have to when you go to a trusted pre-owned dealer? The buyer’s premium at Phillips for example, is 26% of the hammer price up to and including $600,000. They take 21% of the portion of the hammer price above $600,000 up to and including $6,000,000 and 14.5% of the portion of the hammer price above $6,000,000. When you buy a pre-owned Swiss replica watches on Chrono24, you pay a 6.5% commission fee. You do the math.

Like a feeding frenzy

I’m no psychiatrist, but maybe the through-the-roof prices paid at auctions have to do with the mass hysteria that slowly but surely builds up during an auction. You could compare it with the feeding frenzy you might have seen during Shark Week, when a school of blue sharks completely goes berserk when they feed on large quantities of anchovies. Let me give you an example of AAA copy watches that caught my attention during the Phillips auction in New York.

Following the record-breaking Nautilus with its coral blue dial, the adrenaline in the room must have been almost tangible. Even when watching it online, the atmosphere was electrifying. And then it was time for lot 118, 2018 high quality replica Rolex ref. 116610LV watches, “an unworn, brightly colored, and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, green ceramic bezel, guarantee, and presentation box.” That “Hulk” smashed rationality to smithereens.

The “Hulk” smashes all logic

That particular “Hulk” was estimated to sell between $8,000 and $12,000. It sold for an astonishing $94,500! A quick bio on that green monster to put that price in perspective, maybe? Here goes. The Submariner, with its green dial and ceramic bezel in the same shade, debuted in 2010. It exited the stage on the 1st of September 2020. When in production, the green cheap fake Rolex Submariner 116610 watches had a price tag of $9,050. When a “Hulk”, accompanied by its original box and all the original documents, was auctioned at Christie’s auction house in Geneva as lot #422 (Oct. 11th, 2014) it reached $22,726. In 2018, auction house Sotheby’s sold a “Hulk” made in that same year as lot 503 for CHF 30,240. A lot of money, yes, but still three (!) times less than what was paid for a 2018 “Hulk” at the Phillips 2021 New York Watch Auction. How do we explain it?

The puppeteer on stage

Mass hysteria is one big factor. Please have a look at lot 40 that is up for sale in Sotheby’s December Fine Watches sale, the final sale of the year to take place in Geneva. While I write this, the current bid on this 2017 Rolex Submariner ref. 116610LV replica watches for sale is CHF 17,000. The auction closes in a few days, so the price could still skyrocket, but for now, all is quiet on the shorelines of Lake Geneva.

Or maybe I should say, online. Since this is an online auction, there’s no “school” of bidders in a room, spurred on by a charismatic auctioneer who can play the people in front of him like mere puppets. Still, even with online auctions, bidding wars are not too uncommon. You often see them escalate real quick when the auction is on the brink of closing. Let’s just remain calm and see what this “Hulk” does.

Hammertrack has the numbers

There’s no denying auctions are on fire this year. The year 2020 was slow because COVID-19 held most people in lockdown, so it’s better to compare 2019 with this year when it comes to a total of auction results. Hammertrack is a comprehensive report by The Mercury Project, a data-driven consulting company. It monitors the results of the Swiss movements fake watches auctions achieved by the major auctions houses. According to Hammertrack, the first half of 2021 has been one of the most extraordinary semesters in the watch auction business. Global watch auction sales from Antiquorum, Bonhams, Christie’s, Poly Auction, Sotheby’s, and Phillips ended at CHF 241 million, up 239% compared to the first half of 2020 and up 49% compared to the first half of 2019, before the pandemic.

Why would 2022 be a slow year?

The report doesn’t include the Phillips 2021 New York Watch Auction that realized $35.9 million, or the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XIV that set a record for the highest-grossing best quality replica watches sale, achieving just shy of $75 million. But with growth such as this, when 2021 is over, the market is set to beat the 2019 figure of CHF 390 million and pass the CHF 400 million mark for the full year of 2021. And why would 2022 be a slow year? There’s no sign yet of the auction market cooling down. On the contrary, the last auctions of the year showed extraordinary results. Remember the early 1957 Speedmaster Ref. CK2915-1 that sold for over $3.4 million at Phillips in November? That “Speedy” smashed the record for the most expensive Omega wristwatch.

Not a dying breed

Is the growing auction market a healthy development, or does it set off alarm bells? Both, I guess. It shows that mechanical super clone watches paypal are far from a dying breed, as some predicted when the Apple Watch came into play. The reality, thankfully, isn’t as grim. In June 2021, watch exports reached CHF 2 billion, which was 12.5% higher than the exports in the same period in 2019. We can just disregard 2020, though, a year everyone in Switzerland and the rest of the world wants to erase from their memory.

But the market is a strange place nowadays. Just think of all the steel sports replica watches site online that Patek Philippe or Rolex produce that are simply not available at your AD. And that causes the strange effect that a white gold Daytona has the same price on the secondary market as a steel one.

The market is always right

You could say the market is always right. But it is somewhat bewildering that the value of the materials used in and the scarcity of a watch count for way less than the forces at work when it comes to the sports fake watches wholesale market. Yes, the Submariner “Hulk” has its unique looks, its history, and the success of the brand to show for itself. But it’s not like Rolex produced just a few of these particular “Subs”. There are best quality replica watches in precious metals out there — straight-up masterpieces that are made in way fewer quantities, requiring way more man-hours to build due to their complicated movements — that cost less than the “Hulk” that sold at auction in New York.

Shady transactions

It brings us back to the question of why you would even buy a green Rolex Submariner at an auction for $90K when you can go online and find one for $25K? To answer that question, you may have to ask what type of buyer is in the picture here. Maybe it’s someone who doesn’t want to be in the picture at all, if you know what I mean.

The trade of exclusive fake watches for men is becoming the money-laundering operation of choice for criminals, according to an article in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. And the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Netherlands recently published an alarming article in which they explained how financial criminals use luxury imitation watches to conduct money laundering. The FIU points out that both jewelers and banks don’t always red-flag suspicious transactions. All this casts a dark shadow over prestigious watches.

“Poor” collectors

I think it’s safe to say that purist collectors of fine top quality replica watches on the lookout for that very special piece are not amongst those interested in an obvious status symbol like a Rolex “Hulk”. They probably disapprovingly shook their heads when that “Hulk” reached $90K. And that’s not because a collector is a Scrooge-like character. A seasoned collector is well aware that special watches deserve special prices.

Watches like the Omega Speedmaster ref. 145.012 that achieved $667,800 in the Phillips 2021 New York Watch Auction. This “Speedy” is special because it belonged to Ralph Ellison, the famous author of Invisible Man. This particular Speedmaster is now the most expensive ref. 145.012 ever auctioned. It’s unique and it has pedigree. It’s the stuff passionate watch collectors (or brands, but that’s a different story) pay top dollar for. It’s pieces like this that keep auctions interesting because it’s not about the money, but rather, the watch.

Paying so much more for a Patek Philippe or Rolex at an auction — final thoughts

Auctions are fun. Yes, they are. The buzz, the energy, and the entertaining ways of a skilled auctioneer sure get the adrenaline flowing. It’s a spectacle that never fails to entertain. If you’re there to have a shot at that one watch you so desire, or to get that rare piece that’s missing from your collection — be it a watch from Patek Philippe or Rolex or something completely different— an auction can be the rare opportunity to make a dream come true. But if you want way-less-rare China fake watches store that just happens to be in fashion, and you’re willing to pay a premium price for that, there are better ways to shell out your hard-earned, honest money. Find one with a respected pre-owned seller, and pay the price that comes with the hype. Just don’t get caught up in a bidding war you can’t win.

Heavyweight Bout: UK High Quality Replica Patek Philippe Reference 5170P VS. 5070P (Plus 5070P-013 ‘London’ Edition) Chronograph Watches

From the time that I first made it known that I’d brought home AAA UK replica Patek Philippe watches’ lovely Reference 5170P chronograph, I’ve frequently been asked two questions:

1.How does it stand up to my 1:1 best fake Patek Philippe Reference 5370P split-seconds chronograph watches? I addressed that topic briefly in my “Why I Bought It” article on the 5170P, but may return with another report after I have the benefit of more wrist time with both.
2.How does it compare to Patek Philippe’s prior flagship chronograph, the platinum-cased Reference 5070P?

I don’t own a Reference 5070P (nor for that matter any of the 5070 variants). But happily enough two members of our NorCal watch gang do, and one of the two luxury replica watches is the super-rare Reference 5070-013 “London” edition issued in May of 2015 for the firm’s exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery (see Eleven Regal Timepieces From Patek Philippe’s Grand Exhibition At London’s Saatchi Gallery).

Recently, the 5070-013 London edition came my way for some shooting, and between that and some older shots of my other pal’s original Reference 5070P-001 I can share a direct comparison with you.

First things first: falling in love with Swiss movements replica Patek Philippe Reference 5070P watches

It was seven or eight years ago that I first saw a Reference 5070P in the metal at one of our gang’s regular luncheons that happened to have a “chronograph” theme.

I was immediately captivated by the masculine proportions of the watch, the attractively cluttered dial with its white gold applied numerals, and the profile of the 507x-style case (which also serves exceptionally well in the much more complicated guise of the Reference 5074 perpetual calendar minute repeater featured in The Great Chime-Off: perfect fake Patek Philippe Minute Repeater References 5074P And 5078P watches.

In 2012 I managed to borrow this 5070P-001 for a photo session using my 2012 equipment and 2012 photographic skills; I recently went back through my photo files and above and below are a couple of shots that at a minimum do a decent job of imparting a sense of the gravity of the watch and the captivating slate-blue color of the dial.

As I’ve had the opportunity to compare and contrast Reference 5070 and Reference 5170, one thing that has struck me is how cleverly top Patek Philippe replica watches wholesale managed to package the Lémania-derived Caliber CH 27-70 movement with its 27.5 mm diameter into a wristwatch that, at 42 mm in overall diameter, is one of Patek Philippe’s largest ever.

If you look carefully, you’ll notice that the subdials for the 30-minute chronograph counter and running seconds are actually quite close to the center of the dial.

Fake watches store online with a “cross-eyed” appearance revealing a too-small movement inside are a pet peeve of mine, but Patek Philippe’s use of a double outer railroad track for the chronograph seconds and tachymeter fills the space so well that until now I’d never noticed the inboard subdial placements.

Time passes: enter Swiss made Patek Philippe Reference 5170P fake watches

After I’d first had a chance to check out Reference 5070P in detail, it took up a prominent position on my “objects of desire” list; but I wasn’t alone in my longing, and the prices for the few pre-owned pieces that came to market began high and then got higher. So I never pulled the trigger.

Fast forward to Baselworld 2017 and I had my socks knocked off again, this time by the newly introduced Reference 5170P with its striking blue-black dégradé dial and sparkly-but-distinguished applied diamond baguette-cut hour markers.

I’ve written in detail here previously about the 5170P so won’t go on at great length now, but I’ll foreshadow my conclusions below by saying that for me Reference 5170P is in every way a worthy successor to its platinum forebear.

And then there were three: replica Patek Philippe Reference 5070P-013 “London” edition watches for sale

In July of 2017, I had the opportunity to meet up with watch friends from around the world at the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition in New York. One of the great treats of that visit was the opportunity to see a pal’s newly acquired Reference 5070P-013 London edition fake watches site.

Our group of collectors had the opportunity to compare this watch with an example of the original 5070P, and a debate immediately broke out: was the dial of the “London” watch lighter or darker than the original version?

The lighting at any particular moment played a role in one’s perceptions, but at the same time it seemed that overall views differed from person to person.

To my eye, at least, the color of the limited-edition watch is a truer blue than Reference 5070P-001’s blue-grey, and the tone is somewhat lighter. But as you can see in the photo below, depending on the angle and conditions the perceived “lightness” of the dial can change quite a bit.

If you compare the dials of the two best quality copy watches, you’ll also be able to pick out some other subtle differences, including:

a different font for the “Patek Philippe Geneve” inscription
different shapes on the printed numerals 1 and 7 and some of the 4 numerals
the size of the numerals printed on the subdials
at least to my eye, more pronounced subdial grooves on the newer watch

One area in which the two cheap replica watches are identical is the movement side, with a striking view of the Caliber CH 27-70 movement presented by top Swiss Patek Philippe imitation watches in 1986 and first incorporated in its yellow gold Reference 5070J in 1988.

As on the front of the watch, Patek Philippe had to do some work to make the 27 mm diameter movement work visually in 42 mm replica watches for men; at the rear the stepped bezel and angled outer edge of the screw-on case back guide the eye in to a movement that in turn is not deeply sunk into its case, helping to alleviate the impression of a smallish movement size.

Side by side: fake Patek Philippe References 5070P and 5170P

On to the main event! When you get the 5070 and 5170 side by side, both the clear differences and underlying family resemblance are apparent.

Interestingly, to my eye at least, the two luxury fake watches appear to be quite similar in size, even though the 5070 is almost 3 mm larger in diameter, as the more open dial and thinner bezel of the 5170 trick the eye. The simpler Calatrava-style case of the 5170 works well with the open, modern look of the watch – although I find the 507x case with its stepped bezel and lugs hard to beat.

A closer view reveals additional details:

The color gradation of Reference 5170 is just killer and one of the things that immediately drew me to the watch.
The tonal contrasts on Reference 5170 are more pronounced, with broader (and perhaps brighter) printed numerals and even a lighter silver tone on the central chronograph seconds hand with its broader tail.
Reference 5170 loses the “sector” look of the outer scale of its predecessor but re-introduces it as a feature surrounding the printed numerals on the subdials.
Based on the architecture of the movement, the subdials on Reference 5170 are placed both closer to the edge of the dial and slightly offset below the 3-to-9 axis. The latter feature bugs some people, but I don’t mind it at all.
To my eye the modified dauphine hands with lume on Reference 5170 are one thing that I might have changed (don’t ask me how!) but they are a clear shift from Reference 5070’s leaf hands.
Applied white gold numerals vs. baguette-cut diamonds! For me both are absolutely consistent with the design of the remainder of their respective super clone watches shop and I love them both.

A quick flip and we’re on to the movement sides. I’m a fan of the earlier Caliber CH 27-70 and its Geneva Seal, but when push comes to shove the size, openness, and visual pop of the in-house Caliber CH 29-535 PS really speak to me, and I love details like its black-polished column wheel cap. I’m also convinced by its functional advancements that include hacking seconds and instantaneously jumping chronograph minutes.

Each movement seems completely coherent with the rest of its respective watch: the 27-70 is more old school meets steampunk to my eye, while the 29-535 is very much twenty-first century design.

On the tactile front, both have a fairly light but natural manual winding feel. When it comes to the pushers, the 5170 to me has a more pleasing progressive feel to the start/stop pusher than the 5070, while the 5070 exhibits a more balanced level of effort required to actuate the start/stop vs. return pusher than the 5170, whose return to zero feel is quite light.

On the wrist

Let’s face it: life could be worse than having the chance to strap on these wonderful replica watches paypal! After finishing up in the light tent I could hardly wait to get Reference 5070P-013 on my wrist for a quick bit of shooting outdoors.

Next up was Reference 5170P, and in natural light the blue-black color has to be seen to be believed.

And thanks to the miracle of an 8 TB backup drive and a just-good-enough filing system, I was able to dig out one of my earlier photos of Reference 5070-001 for comparison purposes.

What’s the verdict?

I’ll confess that when I began this comparison I fully expected that at the end of the day I’d have a strong preference for Reference 5070P, a watch that I’ve lusted after for the better part of a decade now, over my own Reference 5170P.

It came as a bit of a surprise that once I’d handled, shot, and scrutinized both I found the race pretty much a dead heat. Maybe if somewhere in the 2021 Patek Philippe replica watches vaults in Geneva there were a Reference 5070P with the more modern fonts and printing proportions of the “London” edition and the blue-grey color of the original Reference 5070 I’d be tempted to sell off a number of perfect China fake watches and get down on bended knee to ask for it. But that seems somewhat unlikely.

Top UK Patek Philippe Chronograph Annual Calendar 5905/1A Replica Watches For Sale (Steel & Olive Green Dial)

The annual calendar chronograph is one of the most fascinating yet rarest combinations in the industry, as we’ve experienced in this in-depth article. And one brand in particular does it better than the rest of the bunch, and that is luxury Patek Philippe replica watches. For a good reason, since the brand invented the annual calendar function back in 1996. Now, there’s a rather large collection of watches using this unusual combination, and specifically the 5905 is often regarded as the most attractive model. Today, Patek launches a new, surprisingly sporty version of this UK cheap fake watches with a steel case, a steel bracelet and an olive green dial, with the new Chronograph Annual Calendar 5905/1A.

While on paper we’re certainly talking about just a new version of high quality fake watches that has been in production for some years now, this new iteration of the large Chronograph Annual Calendar, the reference 5905/1A, comes with some rather interesting attributes. Yes… steel case and bracelet, not something that common at Patek (at least not in the range of best replica watches). The 5905 is a modern watch, with a 42mm diameter, which combines two of fake Patek Philippe’s finest complications; the annual calendar function (which they invented) and the chronograph.

Previously available in rose gold with a chocolate dial or in platinum with a blue or black dial, the 5905 is revamped this year in a rather surprising combination. And if the specifications and proportions are identical (42mm diameter and 14.13mm height), the case has been given a commoner material, stainless steel – which is somewhat the exception for perfect Patek Philippe copy watches, even though we’ve seen more and more steel models recently. Entirely polished, with a convex bezel and rectangular pushers, it is rather large replica watches for sale with heft and presence. Modern and sleek, it is now combined with something entirely new for this range, a 3-link stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. This combination results in a look that is drastically different from the previous editions in precious metals.

As for the dial, the display remains identical. Central hours and minutes, no running seconds, a sub-dial at 6 o’clock that is used as a practical 60-minute counter for the chronograph, a central chronograph seconds. And of course, there are the 3 windows on top for the annual calendar function, positioned in a very European (so I’d say natural… sorry US readers) way, with weekday, date and month indications. Finally, a small round aperture in the sub-counter is used as a day-night indicator.

New to this model, but not to top 1:1 Patek Philippe replica watches– think about the final edition of the 5711 – the new Chronograph Annual Calendar 5905/1A comes with an attractive sunray-brushed olive green dial. All elements of the dial are white gold (hands and applied markers) or white for the numerals and tracks, resulting in a rather sleek and sporty look.

Powering this Swiss movements replica watches is the same in-house Calibre CH 28-520 QA 24H, a modern automatic chronograph with an annual calendar module on top. It relies on an integrated construction and the chronograph functions are actuated by a column wheel and a vertical clutch. It also features a flyback function. With its Patek Philippe Seal certification, the decoration is superb and, although a central rotor partially hides it, the view through the caseback is pleasant. The frequency is 4Hz and the power reserve is given for 45-55 hours.

The AAA Swiss made super clone Patek Philippe Chronograph Annual Calendar 5905/1A stainless steel and olive green dial watches will be part of the permanent collection and priced at EUR 51,500.

Swiss Made Replica Patek Phillipe Calatrava Ref. 6007A UK Online: A Very Un-Calatrava Calatrava – Reprise

What if I told you that I drove a Lamborghini, but you knew I lived on a farm? You might be skeptical. Yet you ask to visit and go for a ride, and I happily invite you over. When you arrive, I take you out to the barn and pull open the doors to reveal my glorious Lamborghini LM002, a V12 powered, four-door, sport utility truck.

Suddenly it all becomes clear.

That vehicle, barring the tractors that initially wore the Lamborghini badge (and still do) before Lamborghini made cars, is not what one expects when you say you own a Lamborghini. In fact, in the mind of any enthusiast it is probably the least “Lamborghini” Lamborghini out there. But the fact remains it is a true Lamborghini, down to the V12 borrowed from the iconic Countach.

This scenario represents the disconnect one may feel when something with very strong and defined characteristics breaks its own rules and forges a unique path. It can be a little disorienting and hard to accept the change. Most passionate people who follow something long enough will undoubtedly experience this, whether with movies, music, literature, products, or any other creative genre.

Heck, if we lived for a few hundred years then pretty much everything about the world would at some point go down a new path we don’t recognize. But this isn’t a bad thing, regardless of what some traditionalists say; it’s the natural evolution of time and ideas. And it demonstrates how new ideas may or may not stick around, but they still need to happen for advancement to occur.

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In the world of watchmaking, there is a strong divide between people who want things to stay the same and those who enjoy the experimentation that comes with time. Usually the folks who value tradition and consistency choose brands also using those principles.

Tradition is awesome, don’t get me wrong: one could argue that without that solid foundation of tradition, the experimentation would have less impactful meaning.

But what happens when a typically traditional brand takes a collection that is considered one of its most classic and understated and does something decidedly not understated and only loosely tied to its classical roots?

Enter UK perfect fake Patek Philippe and the ever popular Calatrava super clone, a line that has always kept things clean and simple with an aesthetic forever seeking elegance.

However, 1:1 luxury replica Patek Philippe’s latest release within the fake Calatrava line basically gave a big old “meh” to keeping it simple, forging a newer path. Most appropriately, its release was a celebration for the opening of the new manufacture building taking AAA best Patek Philippe replica from a less centralized manufacturing chain (very traditionally Swiss) to a more modern integrated manufacturing facility with most production under one roof.

The super clone Calatrava Reference 6007A marks a physical and spiritual shift for the brand and may be one of the most un-Calatrava Calatravas of recent memory.

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The new piece is a basic three-hander plus date – still in the wheelhouse for super clone Calatrava models – but the dial design and some details have strayed so far from the “typical” Calatrava that it was bound to cause quite a stir. This is an easily understandable reaction once you consider what perfect replica Patek Philippe itself says regarding the Calatrava line.

I’ve taken the description for the collection directly from the website, and it is as follows.

“The best replica Calatrava Collection – Legendary purity. With its pure lines, the 1:1 mirror Calatrava is recognized as the very essence of the round wristwatch and one of the finest symbols of the Swiss made online fake Patek Philippe style. Supremely elegant, it charms each new generation of watch lovers by its timeless understated perfection.”

Now take another look at online luxury replica Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 6007A and ask yourself if it is the essence of understated perfection. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

I’m sure you’ll see that it is anything but understated, and I don’t know if anyone might argue that it is timeless in this iteration. Of course, that is probably why I like it so much.

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Reference 6007A replica takes similar design cues from the somewhat recent 5212 Calatrava Weekly Calendar and the slightly older Reference 6000 and 5296 models for different aspects of the dial.

Most specifically, it features an hour chapter ring with triangular markers on the fives and a railroad track for the single digits that was found on Reference 6000, only now with the colors reversed and matching this dial.

I’m sure you’ll see that it is anything but understated, and I don’t know if anyone might argue that it is timeless in this iteration. Of course, that is probably why I like it so much.

Fake Reference 6007A takes similar design cues from the somewhat recent 5212 Calatrava Weekly Calendar and the slightly older Reference 6000 and 5296 models for different aspects of the dial.

Most specifically, it features an hour chapter ring with triangular markers on the fives and a railroad track for the single digits that was found on Reference 6000, only now with the colors reversed and matching this dial.

The center of the dial also features an embossed damier checkerboard pattern, which AAA luxury replica Patek Philippe labels a “carbon”-style texture. Anyone familiar with guilloche knows exactly what that is. But surprisingly this isn’t actual guilloche, even if the handcrafted form has been featured on other Calatrava dials in the past, so it is another shift away from the standards of the collection.

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Details create a different aesthetic – but not out of left field

The hands of Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 6007A super clone are a thicker baton style filled with Super-LumiNova, two elements common to sport watches and unheard of for the classy Calatrava. Finally landing on the date display, we see the final change that seems out of character for the Calatrava copies: a date disk that doesn’t match the dial color, a design element seen on other fake Calatrava models with a matching date window.

None of that even touches on the fact that Reference 6007A is also cased in stainless steel (hence the A in the reference number, standing for acier in French), something usually only seen on sporty models like the Nautilus and Aquanaut or in one-off editions. Definitely not in the excellent replica Calatrava line. Those are precious metals only, please. Except for that 5212 Weekly Calendar, which also was in steel, but that is another “offender” to purists.

When you consider that the design aesthetic matches a few previously released Calatrava models, at least in certain aspects, it becomes a bit more apparent that this design isn’t out of left field but directly from the archives of AAA best replica Patek Philippe UK, even if just the last few decades.

But when you compare it to the overall collection, and what the general collecting community and even perfect UK sale replica Patek Philippe itself say, the Calatrava might be one of the most un-Calatrava pieces ever to grace the high imitation Calatrava collection.

For many, that’s a problem. For me, that’s the highlight.

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When I looked for these design elements in past models, I really liked what I found. So much so that the predecessors are some of my favorite modern fake Patek Philippe models. I’ve even written about the 5212 Weekly Calendar and said as much. But even as much as I like them, I would have to agree with the community that Reference 6007A doesn’t seem to fit within the Calatrava collection.

Of course, the watch is still classic compared to many UK 1:1 perfect replica watches I love, and the case dimensions – 40 x 9.07 mm – are still well within dress watch standards. But the details just create a different aesthetic that breaks away from the traditional Calatrava dress watch.

The printer dial center, the applied lume, the fabric texture embossed on the leather strap: all of these details show a fair amount of modern progressive design that isn’t trying to stay hidden under the cuff of a tuxedo.

But, then, I think that is kind of the point. The watch commemorates the opening of the new manufacture, a distinctly modern building that is anything but traditional in looks or function.

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In 1996 when best replica Patek Philippe online moved into a new production facility at Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Henri Stern, the current brand president’s grandfather, is said to have scrunched his nose at the new place. But his son, Philippe Stern, knew updating needed to happen.

Now Thierry Stern continues his father’s legacy in the hopes of continuing his grandfather’s legacy by opening the integrated production facility, which is also in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva.

I see copy Reference 6007A as a symbolic marker. Not only because the rear sapphire crystal is inscribed with “New Manufacture 2019,” but because, like the 1996 facility, it has updated the most classical way of making watches.

The new Swiss made fake Calatrava is rather unlike the typical Calatrava, and it would make no sense for it to be if it were meant to celebrate industrial progress.

We can debate aesthetics all day, and most traditionalists and luxury Patek Philippe replica purists will undoubtedly have their problems with the piece, but as a person with a more progressive mindset and one that likes shaking things up a bit, I welcome the aesthetic shift.

Perhaps it isn’t what a Calatrava replica usually is, and super clone Patek Philippe could have chosen to not put it into that collection and instead make it a standalone watch, but then I do think the message might have gotten lost a little.

40 MM Fake Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 6007A-001

It’s like in movies when an uncomfortable theme is presented in a slightly disturbing way, many critique how the filmmakers chose to incorporate the idea. People tend to like to suggest ways to soften the impact or make it more subtle, making sure it isn’t so in your face. But filmmakers usually do what they do for a reason: they want that theme to hit hard to make people squirm.

I may be wrong, but I honestly wonder if that isn’t what high-quality replica Patek Philippe did with the Calatrava Reference 6007A: intentionally make people squirm so they understand that the brand is very aware that tradition isn’t always the answer and sometimes we need to shake things up.

It could be a sign that the powers that be within Patek Philippe super clone online might not be so mesmerized by the tradition of the brand and are ready to not take it quite as seriously. Or maybe all the loyal Patek Philippe collectors are correct and the brand just made a very un-Calatrava Calatrava reference.

Could be both.

In case you haven’t had a breakdown from my appreciation of this watch, let’s all break this down together.