A Trip To The Tropics (Fake Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 3700/1J, In 18k Yellow Gold, With A Tropical Dial)
This is purely a personal pick. I’ve always been more of a Royal Oak fan than a perfect fake Patek Philippe Nautilus one, but when I was able to handle this tropical dial 3700 in person for the first time I was blown away. The dial has aged to a rich chocolate brown hue, with slight discolorations throughout, a perfect complement to the deep tone of the yellow gold case and bracelet.
Across town, Phillips has a few 3700 options in their upcoming Geneva Watch Auction, including a 1978 3700 in steel with a tropical dial, but I opted not to include any of them in my picks. But this cheap replica Patek Philippe Nautilus is different – it absolutely sings in person and on the wrist. It has an estimate of CHF 200,000 – 400,000.
A Salmon and Platinum Classic (Replica Patek Philippe 5207P Grand Complication, Circa 2013)
An instant classic from 1:1 fake Patek Philippe UK when it was released in 2008, the 5207 is a tremendously complicated wristwatch that is surprisingly elegant. It puts a minute repeater, a tourbillon, and an instantaneous perpetual calendar into a single super clone wristwatch, here offered in the classical combination of a salmon dial and platinum case.
The AAA replica Patek Philippe 5207P has been produced in very low numbers over the years and rarely comes up for auction. Phillips sold a double-sealed example in 2020 for CHF 567,000, while Antiquorum brought one to market in 2018 that went for CHF 509,000. The Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe world is in a different place now than it was even just two years ago, so it’s really hard to guess where lot 143 could end up. Sotheby’s thinks it’ll go somewhere between CHF 500,000 and 800,000.